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wrap skirt
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • wrap skirt, 1979
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • cotton, resist dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 201 x 110 cm
    Object Length/Width: 79 1/8 x 43 5/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.076.02
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Large rectangular piece of cloth, identified as a wrap skirt. The cloth is dyed with a brown field and the design pattern is light blue and white. The design pattern has pairs of large butterflies joined together with a circle. Next to the butterflies there is a flower with pointed petals and a curved stem. At the corners of the butterfly motif there are rectangles with a triangle at the top and printed inside the rectangle are the Arabic numerals 1 through 10.