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Yoruba people Oyo province, Nigeria
Dandogo (chief's costume) before 1962 Description: consisting of a cap, robe (in the form of a ‘poncho’) and trousers
Title Notes: Robe with gold / olive green embroidery (button-hole, ladder and open-chain stitch); partial cotton lining, burgundy oxford cloth hem and sleave edging Trousers with gusseting, draw-string and wide, hand-died cotton waistband (no embroidery)
Place made: Oyo province, Nigeria
Materials & Technique: textiles, costumes, hand woven cotton and rayon, wool, silk
Dimensions: overall 128.4 h x 267.5 w cm
Acknowledgement: Gift of the Lax family in memory of Anthony Walter Lax 2006
Accession No: NGA 2006.739
Subject: African art
  • given to Anthony Walter Lax, in Lagos, in 1962;
  • by descent to his son, Max Lax;
  • by whom donated, on behalf of the Lax family, to the National Gallery of Australia, August 2006