jikatari (Jacket)

About this object

History of use

Man's or women's jacket. The geometric designs are almost exclusively the designs of the Adis and Apa Tanis hill peoples.

Cultural context

worn by men and women

Physical description

Woven cotton, sleeveless and collarless jacket with a continuous black and white lozenge design. Made from a single piece of cloth that has been folded over and hand sewn at the sides. The front is open, the bottom edge of the jacket is twisted into fringes. Five thin bands of beige and red running across the main design.