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girl's skirt
  • unknown Fulani maker
  • girl's skirt, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, yarn, metal thread, thread, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 161 x 92 cm
    Object Length/Width: 63 3/8 x 36 1/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0235.02

One of a set of two pieces of girl's clothing. Both pieces are made from light blue cotton cloth that has thin dyed lines of black and red throughout.

The skirt (2011.0235.02) is a large rectangle made of two long pieces of the same cloth as the shirt. The center of the skirt is decorated with yarn embroidery and metal thread. On one half there are small black tufts of black thread on either side of a decorative panel that alternates silver colored thread, followed by a pink rectangle with long projections on the sides, then more silver colored thread, a green rectangle, silver thread, a pink rectangle with projections, and another set of silver-colored threads. The other half is similarly decorated but the tufts are black and red thread and the colors of the yarn are reversed, green, pink, then green.