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Head ScarfAf456 c
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Head-tie that together with a blouse (Af456 a) and a skirt (Af456 b) forms a costume or a suit. The tie is a rectangular length of fabric consisting of four strips of black cotton sewn together. Both warp and weft have gold metallic stripes; supplementary weft floats of gold silk in solid linear design occur at regular intervals within each strip, but occur randomly in the overall pattern. Ends are unfinished and unstitched between three of the strips.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
cotton fibre, metal, silk fibre and dye
Made in
Ibadan, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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SkirtAf456 b
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Skirt that is part of a costume or suit with a blouse (Af456 a) and a head tie (Af456 c). It 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.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
cotton fibre, metal, silk fibre and dye
Made in
Ibadan, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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BlouseAf456 a
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Blouse that together with a skirt (Af456 b) and head-tie (Af456 c) forms a costume or suit. 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.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
cotton fibre, metal, silk fibre and dye
Made in
Ibadan, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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SkirtAf460
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Skirt composed of a rectangle of cloth with 28 rectangular printed designs of flowers, birds and geometric designs in light blue on dark blue.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
indigo dye and cotton fibre
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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ShawlAf459
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Heavy silk and cotton rectangular shawl with fringe on both ends. White lozenge pattern on a blue ground. The overall design is made by continuous weft pattern. Warp-faced plain overall weave with supplementary weft pattern.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
cotton fibre, silk fibre and dye
Made in
Okene, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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ShawlAf458
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Warp-faced plain weave shawle with continuous weft pattern laid into background wefts. Weft is dark blue and the warp alternates yellow and green silk resulting in a horizontal striped pattern. Geometric pattern stripes in white and dark blue in the continuous weft pattern laid in between the background weft. One green and one gold selvedge.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
cotton fibre, silk fibre and dye
Made in
Okene, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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ShawlAf457
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Rectangular green silk shawl with red and yellow geometric designs and green silk fringe at both ends. Warp is silk, weft is cotton and silk. Warp-faced plain weave overall with supplementary weft patterns created by continuous pattern wefts laid in with background wefts. Four alternating red and yellow stripes at each end. Patterns are in alternate blocks of similar dimensions. Yellow block has three rows of linear geometric design, the centre one is narrower than the two outer rows. Red block has two rows of elongated geometric designs.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
silk fibre, cotton fibre and dye
Made in
Okene, Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Thorn CarvingAf420
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Figure representing a dentist wearing a short-sleeved tunic, short pants, and a soft pointed hat. The dentist is standing holding the right hand of his patient with his left hand. The patient is wearing a sleeveless tunic, and short pants, and is sitting on a stool. The dentist is placing a y-shaped wooden implement in the patient's mouth. There are similar implements on a table. The table, tunics, and stool are light yellow-brown. Hat is light red-brown. Limbs and heads are dark brown. Base is brown plywood.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
atum thorn, stain, wood, rice adhesive and egan thorn
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Thorn CarvingAf390
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Two figures representing people. One is sitting on a cylindrical stool with the legs bent backwards at the knees, wearing a sleeveless shirt and knee-length pants, and holding a long pole in the left hand. The other figure is standing, bent forward at the waist, wearing a conical hat, a sleeveless shirt, knee-length pants, and holding a club-shaped object in the right hand while resting a machete blade on a high cylindrical table surface. Between the two figures is a fire pit with bellows. Light yellow-brown clothing, stool, pole, and machete handle. Hat and fire ash are light red-brown. Heads, limbs, fire pit, and table are dark brown. On a wood base.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
atum thorn, egan thorn, rice adhesive, wood, stain, paper and fibre
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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Thorn CarvingAf389
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Figures representing people at a sewing machine and a cloth on the table which is between a standing figure and a figure sitting on a cylindrical stool. Both figures are wearing elbow-length shirts and knee-length pants. The thread on the sewing machine is wound around a thin piece of wood leading to the cloth. Shirt, pants, and stool are light yellow-brown. Heads, limbs, and table legs are dark brown. Table top, and base are light brown wood. The cloth is light brown with blue and orange stripes.

Culture
Yoruba
Material
atum thorn, egan thorn, rice adhesive, wood, stain, cotton fibre ?, paper and fibre
Made in
Nigeria
Holding Institution
MOA: University of British Columbia
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