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Robe

Textile

Native NameBoubou
Object Number:2003-70-64
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Nigeria
Section:African
Materials:Cotton
Pigment
Technique:Woven
Dyed
Sewn
Embroidered
Height: 121 cm
Width: 234.2 cm
Credit Line:Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003
Other Number:1900.1.451 - Other Number

Description

Robe made of 4.5 inch strips woven of dark blue cotton with white warp and weft stripes; strips run vertically in body and horizontally on sleeves; rectangular pocket on front; embroidered with geometric and curvilinear designs; seams under arms and hem along botton sewn in a different color thread than the rest of the robe; sides not joined. Yarn dyed.

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