is a ndop sleeveless shirt made in the
famous resist-stitched, indigo-dyed cloth of the Bamileke of the
of the term ndop is thought to have
originated from the work of Venice and Alastair Lamb.
Lambs identified the source of the Nigerian ndop as Wukari although both Nigerian and Cameroonian ndop are in use.
basic fabric of Bamileke ndop is strip woven cotton cloth.
geometric resist designs are then stitched using strong raphia thread.
stitched cloth is then taken to be dyed blue in dye-pits.
dyed cloth is transported back to the Bamileke where the raphia stitches are
unpicked using a sharp
knife or razor.
design of this work is traditional and includes a depiction of the kola nut,
crocodile scales and hunting
Condition: Excellent. There are no stains, areas of wear or