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cloth printed with the Nigerian coat of arms
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • cloth printed with the Nigerian coat of arms, 1979
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • cotton, resist dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 207 x 108 cm
    Object Length/Width: 81 1/2 x 42 1/2 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.065

Long rectangular fabric resist dyed with rows of a simplified version of the Nigerian coat of arms. The field is orange and covered in a fine scale pattern in black. There are six horizontal rows of the same repeated pattern. The design is of two horses, facing each other and standing on their back legs. The horses are dyed red and the dye may have been applied directly to the cloth and not resist dyed. In between the horses is a Y shape in black.