textile sample (section of narrow band weaving): coarse white cloth with openwork.
William Russell Bascom
Oyo, Oyo State, Nigeria
Verbatim coll. place:
Africa; Nigeria; Yoruba; Oyo
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.
Africa (except Ancient Egypt)
length 95.6 centimeters and width 9.3 centimeters
S1971-1972 #127: Design Department (UC Berkeley)/Ruth Boyer (April 18, 1972–May 25, 1972) and S1976-1977 #73: Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology (April 21, 1977–April 25, 1977)