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wrap skirt
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • wrap skirt, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, resist dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 178 x 110 cm
    Object Length/Width: 70 1/16 x 43 5/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.069.02
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Large rectangular piece of cotton cloth, identified as a skirt that would be worn wrapped around the body. The pattern on the cloth is of large curved leaves that are a light greenish gray in color, with black veins and red mottling, and resembles a paisley pattern. At the wide end of each leaf there is a red teardrop shape and the field behind the leaves is black.