- Museum number
Apron composed of seven sections of cotton and synthetic fabric. The apron can can be divided into three panels. The left and right hand panels consist of a single piece of dyed blue cotton and a single piece of turquoise synthetic fabric. The central panel conisists of a single piece of syntheitc turquoise fabric.The right hand panel also has a pocket which is machine embroidered in dyed red and bleached white cotton. The apron has a a single band of bleached white cotton which is used to fasten the apron.
- Production date
- Feb 1975 ((?) Collected by vendor)
Length: 233 centimetres (arpon tie)
Length: 84 centimetres (body of the apron)
Width: 39.50 centimetres
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 2008 (8 September)
- Acquisition notes
- This collection was made over a ten year period in the late 1960s and early 1970s when the vendor and collector, Dr David Heathcote, was Head of Art History at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, northern Nigeria. His PhD research focused on the study of Hausa embroidered dress; this collection was formed as a result of his extensive field research.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: C199 (Heathcote collection number)