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ID number:  BIRRC-D0374
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Cotton textile
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  S. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  169 x 107 cm
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This piece is made from thirteen strips (9 cm in width), woven on a double-heddle man's narrow loom. The cloth alternates strips of warp-striped cloth in black with a narrow blue stripe, or fawn with a narrow pale-blue stripe. The weft is balanced in black or fawn, except for a 2 cm section on a black strip where the weft is fawn. The ends are machine hemmed and there are thin white selvedge edges on one outer strip. It was possibly donated to the Danford Collection by Sister Evelyn Bellamy in 1969.

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