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Quilted armor for man and horse, Baguirmi Africa. The Kingdom of Baguirmi, also known as the Baguirmi Sultanate (1522–1897), was an Islamic kingdom or sultanate that existed as an independent state during the 16th and 17th centuries southeast of Lake Chad in what is now the country of Chad. Baguirmi emerged to the southeast of the Kanem-Bornu Empire. The kingdom's first ruler was Mbang Birni Besse. The Bornu Empire conquered and made the state a tributary.
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Jibbah, the basic uniform worn by soldiers of the Mahdi Dervish army in Egypt and the Sudan in 1885 - 1886. It is a simple, cotton smock, with coloured patches. This one was brought back as a trophy by a British officer. The uniform of the Dervishes was based on the Madhi's clothes. The red and blue patches were originally a symbol of poverty and asceticism.
Suakin Field force 1884-85 No.1 – Corporal 1st York and Lancaster . No. 2 - Private of the Black Watch 1884 in Serge Grey. No.3 – Private of the 3rd Grenadier Guards in his ‘English’ khaki. No. 4 – Sergeant of the 10th Hussars, from Indian Service No. 5 – Mounted Infantryman with spurs. No. 6 – A private of the 19th Hussars No.7 – Indian Officer of the 15th Sikhs No. 8 – Royal Marines Light Infantry Military Modelling Dec 84