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Unidentified  Search this
Used by:
First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, American, founded 1872  Search this
H x W (Robe): 30 1/2 × 45 1/2 in. (77.5 × 115.6 cm)
H x W (Skirt): 40 × 29 1/2 in. (101.6 × 74.9 cm)
H x W (Collar): 7 × 12 1/2 in. (17.8 × 31.8 cm)
ceremonial robes
Place used:
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
ca. 1963
Short, white and red acolyte robe (a), with skirt (b), and collar (c). The robe has a border along the waist and sleeves. Border is a red embroidered geometric pattern with interlocking, elongated diamonds. Within each diamond is a cross. Where the diamonds overlap is a smaller solid diamond. Robe length stops just below the waist. Long, red, adjustable skirt with ties at back. Hem runs roughly four inches from the bottom. String ties for adjustable waist. Red collar with round base stitched to the collar band. Collar is secured with two (2) snaps at the back below the collar band.
African American  Search this
African Methodist Episcopal  Search this
American West  Search this
Clothing and dress  Search this
Methodist  Search this
Religion  Search this
The Black Church  Search this
Worship services  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles
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Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Community/Third Floor, 3 050
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture