Textile sample (section of narrow band weaving). Beige ground with two narrow dark blue stripes (.3 cm) divided by beige strip (.3 cm) in center.
William Russell Bascom
Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria
Verbatim coll. place:
Nigeria, Oyo, Yoruba
Culture or time period:
Berta Bascom and William Russell Bascom
8.3 For Manufacturing
January 24, 1972
Context of use:
Short section of cloth cut from a long length of fabric woven and ready for market. Made by professional male weaver on "horizontal narrow band treadle loom." Finished strips, are then cut and sewn into garments by tailor. Samples collected in marketplace, weavers' compounds, and some with the help of a Yoruba master weaver. A duplicate set was made for the American Museum of Natural History, New York City. Onílà méjì. That which has two facial marks. Weavers' name. Kókun onílà méjì. Handspun which has two facial marks. Weavers' name.
Africa (except Ancient Egypt)
length 22.8 centimeters and width 8.8 centimeters
S1976-1977 #73: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (April 21, 1977–April 25, 1977)