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strip woven cloth
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • strip woven cloth, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, indigo, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 188 x 126 cm
    Object Length/Width: 74 x 49 5/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.062
Description

Piece of cloth made from seven thin strips of woven cotton sewn together lengthwise. The field is an off-white natural color of cotton and there are several bands of dyed fibers. In the center there is a wide band of blue and red stripes with thin vertical bands. On either side of that there are three strips that have green and red triangles. On either side of those there is a thin band of blue with small thin ovals in light green and orange. Close to either end there are two thin strips of blue. The edges on the short sides are roughly finished.