About this object

History of use

Traditional Fulani top worn predominantly by adolescent girls. Worn with a wrap skirt and bare midriff.

Physical description

Off-white, short-sleeved cotton top with red and black vertical stripes on both sides. Rounded neckline trimmed with red yarn. Oval-shaped opening, trimmed with red yarn, underneath neckline. Below opening are two thick lines stitched from red yarn that extend to bottom of shirt. Red, green and black yarn decorations on front. Two red and green columns on each side of shirt. Between two columns are four red and black X’s. Bottom of top trimmed with red black-dotted band. Left side of dotted red band, on back, replaced with plain, mint green fabric. Edges of shirt are hemmed and interior is unlined.