Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • skirt, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • damask, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 93 x 51 cm
    Object Length/Width: 36 5/8 x 20 1/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.070.02

Long skirt with a drawstring waist. The cloth of the shirt is light blue in color and has a damask pattern done in the same color. The pattern has a bouqet of flowers with leaves at the bottom and the bouqets are separated by long, ribbon like bands in a diamond pattern. The back of the skirt has a vertical slit that is surrounded by a wide band of off-white embroidering in parallel lines of stitching.