R6075/1/1 Kaba; Blouse, R6075/1/2 Slit; Skirt

Woman’s Kaba Top and Skirt (Museum Accession Numbers R6075/1/1 and R6075/1/2)

A kaba and slit is a two or three piece outfit worn by Ghanaian women, consisting of a fitted blouse with wide sleeves, a wrapper skirt, sometimes with a matching headwrap. This kaba and slit is made from GTP (Ghana Textiles Printing Company) brand fabric, featuring a brown and blue chinoiserie design. The fabric was chosen and paid for by the owner, Xorla Adabla, who works selling scarves and clothes at Ho market in Ghana. Xorla then commissioned her tailor, Confidence, to make the outfit. Collected as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Creator: GTP (fabric); Confidence (tailor)

Place: Ho,Ghana, West Africa, Africa

Date: 1995