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cushion cover with US map
  • Nigeria
  • cushion cover with US map, 2001
  • Where object was made: Sokoto, Nigeria
  • leather, appliqué, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Diameter: 68 cm
    Object Diameter: 26 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0162

Round leather cushion cover. Green center circle with a white silhouette of the continental United States with the state of Kansas and the letters "KS" embroidered in brown. "PROFESSOR BEVERLY MACK" is appliqued at the top of the circle in white. Two concentric circles around center in green and light brown blocks. Green blocks have small white appliqued dots. Light brown blocks have irregular green plant-like design with red dots in inner ring and outer ring has a similar design without the red dot.

Back has an undecorated center with a zipper closure. Outer circle from front folds over onto back.