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1969

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Woman's Head Wrap (Nigeria)

This is a Woman's head wrap. It is dated early to mid-20th century and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is cotton, silk or rayon (?) and its technique is hand-loomed warp-faced plain weave, 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: 171.5 x 69.2 cm (67 1/2 x 27 1/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Woman's Head Wrap (Nigeria); cotton, silk or rayon (?); H x W: 171.5 x 69.2 cm (67 1/2 x 27 1/4 in.); Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman; 1969-11-7

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