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1950

  • Work on this object ended.

1969

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2021

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Blanket (kaasa) (Nigeria)

This is a Blanket (kaasa). It was woven by Fulani people. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is hand-spun wool, cotton and its technique is hand-loomed weft-faced plain weave with supplementary weft patterning. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Calvin W. Stillman. It is credited Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 238.8 × 137.8 cm (7 ft. 10 in. × 54 1/4 in.) (width of strips): 22.9 cm (9 in.)

Cite this object as

Blanket (kaasa) (Nigeria); Woven by Fulani people ; hand-spun wool, cotton; H x W: 238.8 × 137.8 cm (7 ft. 10 in. × 54 1/4 in.) (width of strips): 22.9 cm (9 in.); Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman; 1969-11-10

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