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Kanyan Adon Doki (horse covering)
  • Nupe peoples
  • Kanyan Adon Doki (horse covering), circa 1980
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria; made in Bida, Nigeria
  • cotton, thread, sequins, embroidering, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 134 x 85 cm
    Object Length/Width: 52 3/4 x 33 7/16 in
  • Gift of Dr. Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2017.0063

Rectangular textile made from cotton cloth and decorated with embroidery and sequins. Around the sides are alternating strips of light orange, maroon and red cloth, creating a frame around a black rectangle in the center. In the center is a large embroidered decoration done in orange thread and made up of two halves that are a mirror image of each other. Each half has an open ring that has a rounded diamond shape extending off of each end. In the middle of the open ring there are repeated patterns of circles divided into quadrants, separated by U-shapes. Within the orange embroidery are silver colored sequins. Around the outside edges of the textile there are short fringes made from twisted threads. One long side and one short side have yellow fringes and the other sides have orange fringes. The back is covered with unbleached cotton cloth sewn with red thread.