Thursday, 30 May 2013

“Kings Umbrellas, Dahomey”


To follow the recent post on appliqué banners from the Kingdom of Dahomey, here is a rare postcard from circa 1900 (Publisher and photographer (?) R.H.A. Prince) showing a partial view of a truly appliqued ceremonial umbrella from the royal court at Abomey.

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