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  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • shirt, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, metal, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 78 x 143 cm
    Object Length/Width: 30 11/16 x 56 5/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.072.01

Long sleeved shirt with a rounded neck and decorated with embroidering along the front. The cloth is dyed with a plaid pattern that has a light blue green field with lines in purple, orange, and yellow. There are small details embroidered on the fabric in white and pink. Around the neck there is embroidering in a light orange color and it extends down the front of the shirt in a line with triangular shapes made from zigzags and with a small tassel at the end. At the cuffs of the sleeves there are metal buttons covered in cloth.