- Museum number
Cloth: rectangular: composed of seven narrow strips hand sewn together selvedge to selvedge. Plain weave: natural coloured cotton warps: natural coloured cotton and dyed purple and blue wefts. This combination of warps and wefts is used to create bands of decoration. The decoration is repeating composed of:
1.solid weft bands of purple
2.alternating warp stripes of purple and solid blue and blue and natural coloured cotton lozenges
3.bands of blue and natural coloured cotton check
4.alternating warp stripes of purple and natural coloured cotton
At each end of the cloth there are combinations of narrow warp stripes in blue, purple and natural coloured cotton. One end of the cloth has been hemmed and the other is still finished with unworked warps.
Length: 264 centimetres (including fringe)
Width: 140 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- In [Af1952,1952,26.22&23], the dye (probably) from the leaves of the guinea-corn when red, producing a mauve colour.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Register 1952:
1- Collection made by the donor's father, mainly between 1891 & 1901, from S.Nigeria.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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