See more objects with the tag headcovering, grid, plaid, Yoruba, African, textiles.

See more objects with the color darkslategrey sienna maroon darkgoldenrod darkgrey or see all the colors for this object.

Object Timeline


  • We acquired this object.

  • Work on this object ended.



  • You found it!

Woman's Head Wrap (Nigeria)

This is a Woman's head wrap. It is dated early to mid-20th century and we acquired it in 1969. Its medium is cotton, rayon and its technique is hand-loomed warp-faced plain weave, supplementary weft patterning. 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.

Our curators have highlighted 1 object that are related to this one.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 193 × 62.9 cm (6 ft. 4 in. × 24 3/4 in.)

Cite this object as

Woman's Head Wrap (Nigeria); cotton, rayon; H x W: 193 × 62.9 cm (6 ft. 4 in. × 24 3/4 in.); Gift of Mrs Calvin W. Stillman; 1969-11-6

There are restrictions for re-using this image. For more information, visit the Smithsonian’s Terms of Use page.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Woman's Head Wrap (Nigeria) |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=3 December 2022 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>