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Museum number:
5-16774
Permalink:
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Alternate number:
B-1823 (previous number (Bascom’s number))
Accession number:
Acc.4739
Object count:
1
Description:
Yoruba tie dyed indigo and white; 2 panels loosely sewn together with raffia; dyed in 7 lengthwise bands, divided by a 2-3cm stripe. decorative bands feature a zigzag of leaf shapes and Christian crosses in each triangle formed by leaves. tied with raffia; fragments still adhering.
Donor:
Berta Bascom
Collection place:
Abeokuta, Nigeria
Verbatim coll. place:
West Africa; Nigeria; Yoruba, Abeokuta
Culture or time period:
Yoruba
Collector:
Berta Bascom and William Russell Bascom
Collection date:
1966
Materials:
Cotton (textile) and Raffia (fiber)
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
8.3 For Manufacturing
Accession date:
June 23, 2004
Context of use:
Household, clothing.
Department:
Africa (except Ancient Egypt)
Dimensions:
width 165 centimeters and length 184 centimeters
Loans:
S1971-1972 #138: University of California, Los Angeles (May 20, 1972–May 26, 1972) and S1971-1972 #139: unknown borrower (May 26, 1972–September 18, 1972)
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