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  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • skirt, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, string, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 101 x 56 cm
    Object Length/Width: 39 3/4 x 22 1/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.072.02

Long skirt made from cotton cloth and with a light blue drawstring on the inside. 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. Along one seam there is a very wide, flat pleat and at the bottom of the pleat there is a slit.