Blue Woven Trousers and Top, 20th century

expand_more

Cotton; needleworkexpand_more

Gift of Richard and Roberta Simmonsexpand_more  90.146.12a,b

These strip-woven, indigo-dyed garments were created as a set and worn by a man: the sleeveless, flared tunic is called gbariye, and the drawstring pair of wide-waisted breeches is a sokoto. The embroidery designs on the tunic—on the chest and around the pockets—originate from the north of Nigeria, bearing parallels with designs seen throughout the region. The roots of these knot motifs are both in Islamic aesthetics and talismanic (protective) concepts.

Details
Title
Blue Woven Trousers and Top
Role
Artist
Accession Number
90.146.12a,b
Curator Approved

This record has been reviewed by our curatorial staff but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@artsmia.org.

Does something look wrong with this image? Let us know

Show Detail

Zoom in on the left to the detail you'd like to save. Click 'Save detail' and wait until the image updates. Right click the image to 'save image as' or copy link, or click the image to open in a new tab.

No Image Available