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Beautiful Wodaabe Costume 47″ – Chad – African Tribal Art

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This costume was made in the typical style of the Wodaabe people of Chad. The clothing is worn during the Gerewol festival, where men participate in a courtship competition. The used costume features beautiful designs and colors and measures 47 inches tall and 22 inches wide. Display stand is not included.

Type of Object

costume

Country of Origin

Nigeria

Ethnicity

Wodaabe

Material

Textile

Approximate Age

Unknown

Height (Inches)

47"

Width (Inches)

22"

Weight (Pounds)

1 lb

Overall Condition

Some imperfections and general wear and tear throughout.

Tribe Information

About the Wodaabe People

The Wodaabe are a subgroup of the Fulani people, residing in parts of Niger, Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and DRC. The Wodaabe are known for wearing elaborate costumes during their cultural and ritual ceremonies. Men of the Wodaabe will roll their eyes and bare their teeth, showing off the whiteness, trying to impress marriageable women.