- Museum number
Triangular pubic apron composed of cylindrical glass beads in red, yellow, white, mid blue and dark blue arranged in pattern of interlocking lozenges. Cotton cord attached to top of apron to tie round body. Row of cowrie shells attached to top of apron. Other two sides of apron decorated with cowrie shells. Worn by women and girls.
- Production date
Height: 26 centimetres
Width: 80 centimetres ((cord extended))
Depth: 2 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Many of the objects in this collection were previously displayed in an exhibition,'The Arts of the Hausa', at the Commonwealth Institute, 1976, as part of the World of Islam Festival. Eth.Doc.364.
- Not on display
- Generally good condition. Some beads and cowrie shells missing.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number