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ID number:  BIRRC-D0361
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
Collector:  Lidderdale, Halliday Adair
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  162 x 111 cm

This piece has been woven on a single heddle upright women's loom of imported machine-spun yarn. It has a black and white warp with red selvedge edges. There are supplementary weft-float patterns (diaper checks, rectangular checks, diamond-bodied lizard motifs) in tones of red, black and yellow, on a white and natural ground. The ends have been tasselled to finish it. It was lent to the Danford Collection by L.A. Lidderdale in 1968 and was subsequently acquired by bequest.

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