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wrap skirt with fringe
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • wrap skirt with fringe, 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, metal-wrapped thread, cotton thread, embroidering, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 201 x 103 cm
    Object Length/Width: 79 1/8 x 40 9/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.067.01
Description

Rectangular piece of cloth made from two pieces of woven cotton, sewn together lengthwise. At each end there are long fringes of thread. The field is light brown with lengthwise thin strips of silver colored metallic thread that is also woven into the cloth. The front surface of the cloth is decorated with embroidered designs in cotton floss in red, yellow, green, light blue,and light pink. There are rows of rectangles made of thin stripes of color. There are rows of shapes made from long diamond shapes joined together and in three different colors. There are also rows that have joined chevrons and double pointed shapes that are flat along the bottom. Near the center is a row of thin stripes with a large diamond also, made from thin stripes of color.