Acolyte robe from the First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles

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Created by
Unidentified
Used by
First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Los Angeles, American, founded 1872
Medium
cloth
Dimensions
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)
Type
robes
Place used
Los Angeles, California, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1963
Description
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.
Topic
African American
Clothing and dress
Religious groups
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of First A.M.E. Church of Los Angeles
Object number
2013.70.4abc
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Clothing-Historical
Religious and Sacred Objects
Exhibition
Making a Way Out of No Way
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

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