Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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blue and white Kano cloth
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • blue and white Kano cloth, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, string, indigo, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 269 x 143 cm
    Object Length/Width: 105 7/8 x 56 1/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0241
Label Text

Large rectangular cloth created from nine woven strips, each lined up so the stripes across the strips are stripes across the cloth. Natural colored field. Three wide bands created from dark blue stripes alternating with field colored strieps. Center and one long edge of band (both long edges in the center band) are made from dark blue with very small field colored stripes in a vertical orientation. Two wide bands between these three bands are dark blue and field colored, created in vertical rows on the original woven strips.

Field colored at each end with short fringe.