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embroidered hat
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • embroidered hat, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, silk, embroidering
  • Object Height/Diameter: 17.5 x 21 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 6 7/8 x 8 1/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0232
Label Text

White cotton cylindrical hat heavily embroidered with beige thread and some black thread. Embroidery patterns are various linear and geometric shapes, as well as six-pointed stars. The interior surface is lined with light blue cotton. There are pale orange lines beneath the thread, suggesting the pattern was drawn on to guide embroidery.