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Cloth: textile: composed of 29 narrow strips of handspun cotton hand-woven and hand-sewn together along the selvedges with two thin narrow stripes at each end. Plain woven and with natural and indigo-dyed cotton used in warps and wefts to create alternating warp-faced stripes of white and indigo cotton. The warp ends have been hemmed.
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- 1914-1918 (circa)
Length: 191 centimetres
Width: 132 centimetres
- Not on display
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- Acquisition notes
- Af1997,18.1 to 9 was given by Mrs Sherliker and is recorded as "a small collection acquired by the donor's father-in-law in Naraguta, Nigeria, during World War I.
The donation book records that the gift consisted of "one pair of embroidered trousers, a cotton cap and a tunic, one coat, a wooden bowl and stand, and a raffia bowl with shells." This item, by a process of deeducation, must be the coat.
An earlier gift from Mrs Sherliker of objects collected by her father-in-law (Af1959,01.1 to 13) contains the additional information that he had been in northern Nigeria (Naragauta region) and the Cameroon Grasslands during the First World War.
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