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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 1:41 pm 
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There is currently an exhibition at the Brooks Museum of Art entitled: Power Dressing: Men's Fashion and Prestige in Africa" running until May 20th. http://www.brooksmuseum.org
There are four areas: Style and Status; Fit for a King; Divine Dress; and Innovation and Identity.
The exhibit includes fantastic agbadas (long robelike pullover garments) from the Yoruba of Nigeria as well as the voluminous robes and drawstring trousers of the Hausa - a particular favorite. An incredible piece is the ceremonial robe of Oba Ademuwagun Adesida II, a Yoruba ruler who served as the Deji of Akure in the Ekiti region of Nigeria. From the Sudan there is a fantastic Dinka man's corset made of fibre, beads and leather.
Other notable pieces include a series of headdresses from the Lega and an amazing royal raffi wrap from the Kuba both from the Democratic Republic of the Congo; a fantastic wool cloak from the Berber of Morocco. Perhaps the signature piece for me is the elaborate Zulu rickshaw driver's outfit from South Africa made of glass beads, horn, pigment, yarn, feathers, mirrors and leather.


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