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Ilupa, or trousers, for young girl, of caribou skin, with socks attached, the fur inside. It includes shoulder straps of pink synthetic (polyster?) material, also used to edge the crotch opening. Part of costume.
- Production date
Height: 75 centimetres (with straps)
Width: 36 centimetres (at waist)
- Curator's comments
- Eth.Doc.1574. This set of clothing was made by Damarris Ulayok for her granddaughter Theresa Kipsigaq Ulayok, now 5 years old, in 1993. The girl was given a man's name, here Kipsigaq, in commemoration of a dead relation. Therefore as a child she wears boy's clothes; this set of clothes is therefore of the type worn by boys, not girls. The trousers are interesting: boys trousers, but with pink straps, that is taking western colour symbolism to overlay the masculinity of the traditional form. Purchased by J.C.King on 28/4/1994.
In set with Am1994,06.11.a
In set with Am1994,06.11.c-f
In set with Am1994,06.39 (?)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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