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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

Armor Cloak, Sudan, The British Museum

Sudanese jibba (quilted and embroidered), late armour made of cloth (cotton), donated British Museum.

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…

Sudanese helmet and jibbah (Dervish uniform) worn by followers of Mahommed Ahmed, self proclaimed Mahdi of Islam. He denounced the Ottoman rulers of the region and preached a universal equality in rank and goods. Jibba, helmets and banners were taken at the Battle of Omdurman ,1898. The helmet with camail of split and butted rings; the jibba, of padded fabric, the outer surface decorated with patterns in blue, red and gold, red standing collar, and trimmed in blue at the base and the…

Sudanese helmet and jibbah (Dervish uniform) worn by followers of Mahommed Ahmed, self proclaimed Mahdi of Islam. He denounced the Ottoman rulers of the region and preached a universal equality in rank and goods. Jibba, helmets and banners were taken at the Battle of Omdurman ,1898. The helmet with camail of split and butted rings; the jibba, of padded fabric, the outer surface decorated with patterns in blue, red and gold, red standing collar, and trimmed in blue at the base and the…

West African Textile Armour

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

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