Showcasing the art and ritual of the African and African-diaspora religions

Secular Pangi, or Sartorial Cloth, #1 by Magda Adjasie

Catalog Number: P025


Lenght: 78.74cm / 31 inches
Width: 137.16cm /54 inches 

Religion and Denomination: Winti
Country of Origin: Suriname
Ethnographic Origin: Caribbean
Materials: Cloth
Usage: Ritual (non-yet-used)
Detailed Description of Significance:

The pangi is a common article of clothing among men and women of Surinam’s multiple Maroon populations.  While it marks Maroon ethnic identity in Surinam, it is, according to Dr. Markus Balkenhol, “increasingly used by black youth in the Netherlands who do not have Maroon ancestry.”  He adds, “It is part of a search for cultural identity.”