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woman's head wrap
  • Nigeria
  • woman's head wrap, 1965–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • cotton, metal, resist dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 157 x 59 cm
    Object Length/Width: 61 13/16 x 23 1/4 in
  • Gift of Suzanne and Verlin Gilbert
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0046.02

Head wrap made from the same cloth as the matching dress. It is rectangular in shape but flares out slightly toward the center and is wider at one end than at the other. There is a seam that runs lengthwise in the center.

The cotton is a natural color that has been resist dyed with a dark blue field and with red and natural colored details. The primary design pattern is a large white and red diamond shape. In between the diamonds there is a small four-pointed star shape in red and natural with lines projecting from the points that connect back to the large diamond shapes.