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Nigerian Costume, 1950s


About this object

Thomas Oladipo Kuforiji, also known as Tommy Brown, was born in 1911 in Abeokuta, Nigeria. He came to Liverpool as a seafarer in the 1930s. During the Second World War he worked at Royal Ordnance Factory, Kirkby. After the war he worked for British Rail as a guard and travelled the country.

In the early 1980s he moved to Wigan. As a committed church-goer he was very involved in his local parish church. He died in 1993.
This is one of his traditional outfits, from the 1950s. It consists of – dashiki (tunic), sokoto (trousers) and fila (hat).

Object specifics

  • Title
    Nigerian Costume, 1950s
  • Accession no.
  • Type
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Date made
  • Materials
  • Location
    Museum of Liverpool, Ground Floor, Global City
  • Measurements
  • Related people
    Thomas Oladipo Kuforiji (Associated Person)
  • Collection
    From the Museum of Liverpool collections
Object view = Social History
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