Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • shawl, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cloth, metal-wrapped thread, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 79 x 57 cm
    Object Length/Width: 31 1/8 x 22 7/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0161.02

One of a set of three pieces of clothing made from the same cloth. The cloth has wider stripes of dark blue and green, separated by thinner stripes of light blue green. Very thin strips of metallic red throughout. Each piece is a length of hemmed cloth.

2011.0161.02: length of cloth, intended to be worn as a shawl