Igbo textile for a wrapper - ROM2008_9908_1

ROM2008_9908_1

Igbo textile for a wrapper

Medium:Rayon tabby with supplementary patterning wefts
Geography: Enugu, Nigeria
Date: 1971
Dimensions:
214 x 171 cm
Object number: 972.318.11
Not on view
DescriptionAlternate pairs of bright yellow and dark red yarns form the weft-patterned stepped bands. As prepared for market, three lengths of cloth have been tacked together at intervals. They would have been sewn properly at home, possibly to create the Igbo female ceremonial dress known as "up and down" in which two cloths were wrapped around the body, one at the waist, the other under the arms.
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