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Blouse that together with a skirt (Af456 b) and head-tie (Af456 c) forms an outfit. The blouse has short sleeves, rounded neck, and is composed of narrow black cotton strips sewn together; decorated with four vertical rows of gold metallic thread per strip and three horizontal rows repeated within each strip but not aligned between strips. A linear, solid geometric pattern occurs randomly, in gold, silk thread.

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Woven by men on a belt loom. Strips are about 11 cm wide. Weaving is concentrated in a few centres, and the weavers are full time specialists. The supplementary weft floats are common in Yoruba textiles. The clothing would be sewn together by women.

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