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Cloth: single width. The cloth is composed of dyed blue and natural coloured cotton warps and natural coloured cotton wefts. This combination of warps and wefts is used to create a central panel of natural coloured cotton and blue warps flanked by blue and natural coloured cotton stripes. The cloth is further decorated with dyed pink and blue cotton using the supplementary weft technique. The decoration forms weft bands:
1. Groups of pink and blue weft stripes
2. Pink, blue and natural coloured blocks
3. Pink and blue diamonds, stripes and pronged shapes
4. Blue six pointed stars formed by triangles
The bands are arranged in the following order 1, 2, 1, 3, 1, 4, 1, 2, 1, 3, 4. The cloth is finished by a fringe of unworked warps.
Length: 194 centimetres (including fringe)
Width: 112 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Picton & Mack 1989:
'Detail of a cotton textile, Igbo, Nigeria. A single piece of cloth, woven on the upright single-heddle loom by a woman at the southern Igbo village of Akwete, of imported machine-spun yarn with supplementary weft float patterns.'
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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