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  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • headscarf, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, resist dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 139 x 33.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 54 3/4 x 13 3/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.069.03

Small rectangular piece of cotton cloth, identified as a headscarf that would be worn wrapped around the head. 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.