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1950

  • Work on this object began.

1969

  • We acquired this object.

  • Work on this object ended.

2013

2021

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Woman's Head Wrap Or Baby Carrier (Nigeria)

This is a Woman's head wrap or baby carrier. It is dated mid- 20th century and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is cotton and its technique is hand-loomed warp-faced plain weave, weft twining. 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: 240 × 50.5 cm (7 ft. 10 1/2 in. × 19 7/8 in.)

Cite this object as

Woman's Head Wrap Or Baby Carrier (Nigeria); cotton; H x W: 240 × 50.5 cm (7 ft. 10 1/2 in. × 19 7/8 in.); Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman; 1969-11-4

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