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ID number:  BIRRC-D0392
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:  Akwele, S.E. NIgeria
Culture:  Igbo
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  118 x 167 cm
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This piece has been made from four cloth strips, each 41 to 43 cm wide, and woven on a single-heddle woman's loom. There is a white locally-spun cotton warp with thin black warp stripes. The weft has been balanced in locally spun white yarn with supplementary weft-float patterns of triangles, diamonds, rectangles and lizard motifs in indigo. The ends have been knotted into a fringe. It was lent by John Danford in 1964 and purchased in 1975.

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