- Museum number
Jibba (tunic) made of cotton cloth; straight sleeves, A-line body, round neckline. Base cloth made of natural coloured cotton cloth hand sewn in panels. Appliqued roughly square panels in red- and black-dyed felted wool hand sewn to front and back of base cloth using chain stitch. Each panel has four surrounding small appliqued lozenges in black or red felted wool. Deep trirangular panel in black felted wool around neck and smaller shaped panels on chest. Cuffs, hem and neck panel decorated with blue-, gold- and red-dyed cotton cloth.
- Production date
Length: 130 centimetres
Width: 131 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- See Ethdoc 98 - circumstances of acquisition of costume belonging to Osman Digna, associate of the Mahdi, acquired by Brewster Bey and given to the BM in 1980 by Elizabeth Digby-Smith.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1995, London, Museum of Mankind (Room 5), 'Display and Modesty'
- Associated events
- Associated Event: Battle of Omdurman
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number