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Japanese ring armor or "bezanted armour", coins sewn to a backing.

Sudanese ring armor was taken by the Devon Yeomanry Battalion from the hut of the Khalifa, Abdallahi Ibn Muhammad, who replaced the Sudanese Mahdi and lead the Mahdists warriors

Atire of the Zulu regiments

Soldiers of the Zulu War. in British Militaria and History Forum

Sudanese quilted armor for horse and warrior, displayed in the British Museum, captured from the army of Mahdi Muhammad Ahmad ibn ‘Abd Allah (Battle of Omdurman,1898). Made from several pieces of coloured cloth sewn together, stuffed with kapok (wool-like strands that surround the seeds of the silk cotton tree) creating a heavy garment.

Sudanese quilted armor for horse and warrior, displayed in the British Museum…

Sudanese Mahdist military jibbeh, the cotton ground applied with patches of red and blue cotton and with gores of navy blue and khaki wool facecloth, with a shaped embroidered breast pocket and side panels of navy wool face cloth, probably for an amir in the Mahdist army, Sudan, circa 1890's.

Sudanese Mahdist military jibbeh, the cotton ground applied with patches of red…

TWO MAHDIST TUNICS TWO MAHDIST TUNICS KHARTOUM, LATE 19TH CENTURY Each with applied patches and blue yokes, the first with woolen patches and a pocket, the second with cotton appliqués, both with one sleeve missing, mounted in glazed cases The cases - 50¼ x 36¼ in. (127.5 x 92 cm.) Together with a group of nine spears (11)

TWO MAHDIST TUNICS TWO MAHDIST TUNICS KHARTOUM, LATE 19TH CENTURY Each with applied patches and blue yokes, the first with woolen patches and a pocket, the second with cotton appliqués, both with one sleeve missing, mounted in glazed cases The cases - 50¼ x 36¼ in. (127.5 x 92 cm.) Together with a group of nine spears (11)

Sudanese jibbeh, 1800s, cotton ground appliquéd with traditional rectangular and square motifs in various fabrics including silk; and embroidered details underarm to each side.

Sudanese jibbeh, cotton ground appliquéd with traditional rectangular and square motifs in various fabrics including silk; and embroidered details underarm to each side.

Sudanese Mahdi army weapons and armor. From 1881-85 Muhammed Ahmed proclaimed himself the Mahdi and established what could be described as the first modern Islamist state in Sudan. His fanatical followers, nicknamed "fuzzy-wuzzies", held their own against the more advanced British, Egyptian and Ethiopian armies, and weren't defeated until 1898.

Sudanese Mahdi army weapons and armor. From Muhammed Ahmed proclaimed…

BEJA-HADENDOA Warriors, Sudan.

Afar men in Tessenei, Eritrea. The one on the right wears his sidelock with an afro, braided past the shoulders, and fastened with a barrette.

zulu history | Soldiers of the Zulu War. in British Militaria and History Forum

Soldiers of the Zulu War. in British Militaria and History Forum

mahdist uniforms - Yahoo Image Search Results

mahdist uniforms - Yahoo Image Search Results

Early Sudanese costume comprising a quilted silk jibbeh (tunic), a handwritten (ink) label on the inside of the neckline reads: 'This silk jibba belonged/ to/ Abd el Mumin el Hag/ A headman of Khatim Musa/ Taken at Om Debreikat/ 24 Nov 99'. Overall wear with quilting torn in places and outer decoration to shaped collar missing.

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