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1950

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1969

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Wrapper (Nigeria), mid- 20th century

This is a Wrapper. It is dated mid- 20th century and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is cotton and its technique is factory-woven plain weave, stencil-applied cassava paste resist, indigo dyed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Calvin W. Stillman. It is credited Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 167.6 x 172.1 cm (5 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 7 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Wrapper (Nigeria), mid- 20th century; cotton; H x W: 167.6 x 172.1 cm (5 ft. 6 in. x 5 ft. 7 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman; 1969-11-11

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