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ID number:  BIRRC-D0342.2
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Drawstring for Wando
Object type:  Clothing
Culture:  Hausa
Place collected:  N Cameroons
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  Waist 198 cm, outside leg 105 cm
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These 'wando' (trousers) are made from imported cream ribbed cotton. The hand-embroidered ('mai surfani - with embroidery) design is chain stitched with imported rayon and cotton thread in tones of red, green, blue, yellow, orange, black and white.

The draw string (BIRRC-D0342.2) is made in plaited leather with a loop at one end and a leather tassle of multicoloured strips at the other. It was collected in N. Cameroons before 1928.

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