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1950

  • Work on this object began.

1979

  • We acquired this object.

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Wrapper (Nigeria)

This is a Wrapper. It is dated late 20th century and we acquired it in 1979. Its medium is cotton and its technique is factory-woven plain weave, hand-applied cassava paste resist, indigo-dyed (adire). It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Textile Department Fund.

  • Textile, Suzushi Stripe
  • 100% silk (raw silk and kibiso).
  • Courtesy of NUNO Corporation, Tsuruoka Fabric Industry Cooperative, and....
  • 89.2015.11

Its dimensions are

H x W (seamed in middle): 198.1 x 174 cm (6 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 8 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Wrapper (Nigeria); cotton; H x W (seamed in middle): 198.1 x 174 cm (6 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 8 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from Textile Department Fund; 1979-23-2

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