Clothing of Nobles and King's Wives, Whydah (Ouidah), Dahomey, 1720s

Description

Left, male figure, habillement des grands (dress of the nobles); right, female figure, habillement des femmes du roy (dress of the king's wives). The same illustrations are in 1730 Paris edition (vol. 2, between p. 242 and 243).

Source

Jean Baptiste Labat, Voyage du chevalier Des Marchais en Guinèe . . . fait en 1725, 1726, & 1727 (Amsterdam, 1731), vol. 2, facing p. 194. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Language

French

Rights

Image is in the public domain. Metadata is available under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International.

Identifier

LCP-21

Spatial Coverage

Africa--Western Bight--Ouidah

Citation

"Clothing of Nobles and King's Wives, Whydah (Ouidah), Dahomey, 1720s", Slavery Images: A Visual Record of the African Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Early African Diaspora, accessed October 16, 2021, http://slaveryimages.org/s/slaveryimages/item/1638
Left, male figure, habillement des grands (dress of the nobles); right, female figure, habillement des femmes du roy (dress of the king's wives). The same illustrations are in 1730 Paris edition (vol. 2, between p. 242 and 243).
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