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Ogboni Chief's Textile

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Date:

1900/50

Artist:

Yoruba
Iwo, Nigeria
Coastal West Africa

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Yoruba

Title

Ogboni Chief's Textile

Place

Nigeria (Object made in)

Date

Made 1900–1950

Medium

Cotton, indigo dyed; sixteen strips of plain weave, joined by hand stitching; embroidered with wool in chain stitches; edged with cotton, buttonhole stitched uncut fringe

Dimensions

162.5 × 275.6 cm (64 × 108 1/2 in.) Approximate strip width: 10 cm (4 in.)

Credit Line

O. Renard Goltra Fund

Reference Number

1995.424

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