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Nation of Islam Moslem Girls' Training School uniform worn by Jamilah Sahib

Catalog Data

Created by:
Unidentified  Search this
Issued by:
Muhammad University of Islam, American, founded 1934  Search this
Worn by:
Jamilah Sahib  Search this
Subject of:
Nation of Islam, American, founded 1930  Search this
Medium:
synthetic fiber and metal buttons and zipper
Dimensions:
H x W x D (.1 Tunic on form): 29 1/2 × 20 × 17 in. (74.9 × 50.8 × 43.2 cm)
H x W (.1 Tunic flat): 30 × 16 3/4 in. (76.2 × 42.5 cm)
H x W x D (.2 Pants on form): 39 × 16 × 8 in. (99.1 × 40.6 × 20.3 cm)
H x W (.2 Pants flat): 39 3/8 × 16 5/8 in. (100 × 42.2 cm)
H x W x D (.3 Headscarf on form): 13 × 22 × 18 in. (33 × 55.9 × 45.7 cm)
H x W (.3 Headscarf flat): 28 1/4 × 42 3/4 in. (71.8 × 108.6 cm)
Type:
tunics
skirts
headcloths (headgear)
Place used:
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1959-1969
Description:
A cream-colored, 3-piece original style button down MGT (Moslem Girls' Training) uniform, comprised of a tunic (.1), a skirt (.2), and a headscarf (.3), worn by Jamilah Sahib.
The cream-colored princess-cut tunic (.1) is made from synthetic fabric and has long sleeves with folded cuffs and a standing collar. The tunic fastens with five (5) metal buttons down the front. The center of each button has a cream circle surrounded by a thin decorative metal circle, and then by self-fabric. The tunic is not lined.
The cream-colored full-length skirt (.2) is made from the same synthetic fabric as the tunic. The skirt has a straight fitted waistband, and it fastens at the proper left waist with a zipper and a single button (the button is missing). The skirt is not lined.
The cream-colored headscarf (.3) is made from the same synthetic fabric as the tunic and skirt. It is a slightly oblong half-circle with short ties at the front to fasten under the wearer's chin.
Topic:
African American  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Education  Search this
Nation of Islam  Search this
Religion  Search this
Urban life  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Jamilah Sahib
Object number:
2013.224.1.1-.3
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Clothing-Historical
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54f68fd16-73e9-458e-944f-3e84b51dc537
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2013.224.1.1-.3