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ID number:  BIRRC-D0364
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Woven textile
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  Oye Ekiti, W. Nigeria
Culture:  Yoruba
Date made:  1951 or 1952
Materials:  Rayon yarn
Measurements:  41 x 30.5 cm

This piece has been woven on a man's narrow double-heddle loom from yellow, gold and tan imported rayon yarn. It shows a yellow warp with a diagonal interlacing supplementary weft-float pattern, and is made up of two joined strips which are each 15 cm wide. The back is lined with white cotton cloth. It comes from the Catholic Misson at Oye Ekiti, over which the missionary priest, Father Kevin Carroll, presided at the time of its production. This piece matches the cloth on the equestrian crib figure in D0023. It was lent by John Danford in 1964 and purchased in 1975.

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