"Africa Speaks" caftan

Ruby Hyacinth Bailey1963/1966

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York
New York, NY, United States

"Africa Speaks" caftan, red wool challis ground printed with royal blue, yellow, green, red and turquoise paisley, paisley medallions and yellow flowers; full-length; stand-up collar; elbow-length square-cut cape, wrapping to hip level and concealing separate bare back; cape edged in printed royal blue border with navy blue patent oilcloth fringe loops; center front bust roundel embellished with red bakelite ovoid links and ruby/cobalt/green wire-wrapped stone droplets; snap closure center back collar; unlined.

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  • Title: "Africa Speaks" caftan
  • Creator: Ruby Hyacinth Bailey
  • Creator Birth Date: 1908
  • Date Created: 1963/1966
  • Type: Caftan
  • Medium: challis, Wool (textile), Fringe, Oilcloth, Bakelite (TM), Wire, Semiprecious stone
  • Fashion house, designer, label: Ruby Hyacinth Bailey