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Anyuak piece apron (adola)


Date Made: By 1936 and collected by Edward Evan Evans-Pritchard
Anyuak piece apron

Girl's apron made from a rectangular piece of brown cotton cloth, consisting of a simple check weave pattern of over 1, under 1. This type of apron was worn by girls, and is known as abi ti or adola. A ustin noted that older Anyuak women at beginning of the twentieth century: ... wear skins round their loins, often daintily picked out with beads" (H.H. Austin, 1902, Among Swamps and Giants in Equatorial Africa, p. 18); this may be a related practice.