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ID number:  BIRRC-D0369
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Cloth strip
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Collector:  Duckworth, E. H.
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  400 x 11 cm
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This piece has been woven on a man's double-heddle narrow loom. It is possible that the material used is machine-spun cotton. There is a striped warp in crimson flecked with red, black, white and yellow and a black weft. The colours here represent the main colour groups in yoruba colour theory; red (pupa), white (funfun) and black (dudu). each of these colour groups represent different concepts of heat, cold and mediating tones respectively. This piece was bequeathed to the Danford Collection by E.H. Duckworth in 1972.

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