Clothing of Nobles and King's Wives, Whydah (Ouidah), Dahomey, 1720s

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Image Reference

Jean Baptiste Labat, Voyage du chevalier Des Marchais en Guinée . . . fait en 1725, 1726, & 1727 (Amsterdam, 1731), vol. 2, facing p. 194. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

Left, male figure, "habillement des grands" (dress of the nobles); right, female figure, "habillement des femmes du roy" (dress of the king's wives). The same illustrations are in 1730 Paris edition (vol. 2, between p. 242 and 243).