What: A white cotton shawl with coloured stripes, said to have belonged to Ethiopia’s Queen Terunesh
Where: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
The catalogue entry reads: “Shawl. Cotton, white, with border of coloured stripes; belonging formerly to the Queen of Abyssinia. Abyssinian. L. 6ft 9in. W. 9ft. / April 28th 1869 / Given by the Secretary of State for India.”
See ‘Set of Articles of Deceased Queen of Abyssinia’ and related correspondence in British Library collections at IOR R/20/AIA/503. Anklets do not appear on this list.
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