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headwrap with mat design
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • headwrap with mat design, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 117 x 40 cm
    Object Length/Width: 46 1/16 x 15 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0238.04

A set of clothing made from cloth decorated with a stylized weaving pattern. The cloth has wide bands of red, black and yellow rows in a jagged design. The alternating row is the same jagged design in black and white with yellow and blue added near the edges.

2011.0238.04: short length of cloth, hemmed at ends. Selvage left unmodified. "VERITABLE JAVA HOLLANDAIS 3353R" printed on selvage. Intended to be worn as a headwrap.