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NUPE people Northern region, Nigeria
Man's robe [riga] early - mid 20th century Description: Nupe gown and embroidery made for the Hausa prestige market
Place made: Nigeria
Materials & Technique: textiles, costumes, cotton, raw silk weaving, chain stitch embroidery
Dimensions: 126.0 h x 286.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.414
Subject: African art
  • Possibly Nupe for Hausa market but equally likely to be Hausa from Kano state/region. David Dorward's comments on costumer and textiles need to be carefully verified.
  • Robyn Maxwell 13/12/05