R6138/2 Dress; Tunic; Dashiki

red blue and black dashiki dress with red lace at the yoke and black lace fringing at the shoulder

Dashiki Dress (Museum Accession Number R6138/2)

This dashiki tunic was worn by the owner, Tracyter Mutala, to a wedding in Bungoma County, Kenya where she coordinated her look with other female members of the groom’s family. Tracyter customised the tunic with a red lace trim. Collected by Tony Kalume as part of the Fashioning Africa project.

Place: Bungoma County, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

Date: 1988

A woman standing on the beach wearing a red dashiki
Tracyter wearing the dashiki dress