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Textile fragment

Museum number:
5-11285
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21050011285
Accession number:
Acc.2818
Object count:
1
Description:
textile sample (section of narrow band weaving): maroon ground, three green stripes the central one flanked each side by narrow stripes of pale blue.
Donor:
William Russell Bascom
Collection place:
Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria
Verbatim coll. place:
Africa; Nigeria; Yoruba; Oyo
Culture or time period:
Yoruba
Collector:
Berta Bascom and William Russell Bascom
Collection date:
February-April 1951
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
8.3 For Manufacturing
Accession date:
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.
Department:
Africa (except Ancient Egypt)
Dimensions:
width 10.5 centimeters and length 23.6 centimeters
Loans:
S1971-1972 #148: Design Department (UC Berkeley)/Ruth Boyer (May 25, 1972–May 30, 1972)
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