Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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woman's head wrap
  • Nigeria
  • woman's head wrap, 1965–1975
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • cloth, metal, resist dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 172 x 35.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 67 11/16 x 14 in
  • Gift of Suzanne and Verlin Gilbert
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0047.02

Head wrap to match the dress is cut from the same patterned cloth, a natural colored cotton cloth that has been resist dyed with orange and blue colors. The pattern consists of small blue fish with an orange "shadow". The fish are facing in multiple directions. The head wrap is a long rectangle that does not have any seams or hems. The edge of the fabric is printed with a manufacturer's inscription.