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ID number:  BIRRC-D0389
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Blanket
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  N. Nigeria
Culture:  Hausa/Fulani
Materials:  Wool
Measurements:  208 x 127 cm

This piece has been made from seven narrow loom strips (17.5 cm in width) and woven on a double-heddle man's loom using hand-spun white yarn. There are intermittently weft stripes in indigo-dyed local yarn, with orange, red and green yarns, some of which may have been machine-spun. There are 'aska' (knife) weft motifs on some of the strips.It was possibly presented to the Danford Collection by J. Cadbury in 1968.

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