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cloth with Shehu Shagari
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • cloth with Shehu Shagari, 1983
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 174 x 109.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 68 1/2 x 43 1/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0240
Description
Exhibitions

Length of cloth, hemmed at either end. Medium blue field. There is a row of images down the center, depicting a man with glasses and a brimless hat. Each image is ringed with dark blue and dark yellow swirls. "ALHAJI SHEHU SHAGARI" in dark yellow below each image and "NIGERIA" in dark yellow below that flanked with green flags. The remainder of the medium blue field is covered with a dark blue net-like design and irregular dark yellow lines.