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Sanyan (Moth Silk) and Cotton Ashoke (Aso Oke) Cloth

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unknown Yoruba
Yoruba Primary



Sanyan (Moth Silk) and Cotton Ashoke (Aso Oke) Cloth

ca. 1960
Textile, Moth Silk, Cotton

Object
23.5 x 47.5 in. (59.69 x 120.65 cm)
Seymour Adelman Fund Purchase

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2020.6.3
Geography: Africa, Nigeria
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing
Culture/Nationality: Yoruba, Nigerian, West African, African

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This object has the following keywords:
  • aso oke - Yoruba narrow-strip woven cloth made on a horizontal loom.
  • cloth - Generally, textile that is woven, felted, knit, pounded, or otherwise made into a flat piece. For textile in the form of continuous strands made from filaments of fiber by reeling, spinning, twisting, or throwing, see "yarn."
  • Nigerian
  • West African - Styles and cultures from the region comprising the westernmost area of the African continent, defined by the United Nations as including the modern nations of Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo.
  • Yoruba

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  • Object Dimensions: 23.5 x 47.5 in. (59.69 x 120.65 cm)

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