"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.


  • 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

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