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ID number:  BIRRC-D0349
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:  Illorin, Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  211 x 75 cm

This Yoruba textile is of the 'sanyan' type. Traditionally produced from the silk of the Anaphe moth, the silk loses its shine during processing and the result is usually a pale beige colour. This piece is composed of light and darker beige warp stripes. There is a light beige ground weft with supplementary weft patterns in darker beige. It was possibly bequested by E.H. Duckworth in 1972.

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