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ID number:  BIRRC-D0115
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Woollen blanket (Khasa)
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  Boughtiu, N. Nigeria
Culture:  Madube
Materials:  Wool
Measurements:  133 x 250 cm
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This blanket has been woven using sheep's wool in weft-faced strips, with stripes and extra weft patterns in red-brown and black on a cream-white background. It was originally woven in the inland delta area of the Niger. The Madube are a group of the sedentary Fulbe. It was acquired by John Danford in 1943, who lent it to the Danford Collection in 1966. It was purchased in 1975.

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