Description
Part of a woman's wrapper or man's shawl? Hand-spun cotton, indigo-dyed. Composed of six narrow strips sewn together (incorrect order?). Four strips have checked ground with supplementary weft float 'aska' patterns. Two remaining strips have supplementary indigo-dyed warp patterns of equestrian figures, horses? or camels?, and porters.
Accession Loan No.
42/2000/4
Collection Class
Clothing and accessories
Simple Name
shawl
Full Name
possible shawl
Dimensions
whole exc fringe length 2100 mm; whole W 1170 mm
Cultural Group
Jukun(?)
Production Country
Nigeria
Production Area Region
West Africa
Production Continent
Africa
Family Group

Material
cotton
Function Name
textile
Collection Area Region
W
Collection Continent
Africa

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