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strip woven skirt
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • strip woven skirt, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, polyester, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 234 x 133 cm
    Object Length/Width: 92 1/8 x 52 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.066

Rectangular piece of cloth that is made from 15 thin strips of cloth that are sewn together horizontally. Two thirds of each strip is dark blue and the other third is a band of red with white outlines on the sides. At each of the shorter ends there is a thin strip of polyester fabric sewn on that has blocks of color in light blue, pink, green and white. The top strip of cloth is longer than the rest of the textile, creating a possible tie for holding the cloth around the body as a skirt. On that longer section there is a small red square of fabric sewn on the end.