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Esapa Korina (horse covering)
  • Nupe peoples
  • Esapa Korina (horse covering), circa 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria; made in Bida, Nigeria
  • cotton, appliqué, quilting, dyeing, embroidering
  • Object Length/Width: 167 x 97 cm
    Object Length/Width: 65 3/4 x 38 3/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Beverley Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0062
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Description

Thick rectangular blanket, decorated with embroidery. On the front there is a blue rectangle in the center and the rest of the blanket has a red field decorated with embroidery and applique. At each end there are two rows of five light green crosses with scrolled ends, edged in orange and black embroidery, spaced between light tan strips with scrolled ends and red, black, and gray embroidery. Attached to the sides of the long edge are triangular pieces of cotton cloth in alternating red and light blue colors. Along the short edge are triangles in a printed burgundy cloth. The back is covered with a very thin, light blue-gray cotton cloth with thin, dark gray and yellow stripes.