This dramatic and rarely collected garment was known as a sharwan kura and was the most elaborate and important of a number of embroidered tunics worn by women in wealthy families among the Kanem and Borgu people of the Maiduguri region in north eastern Nigeria. Hand embroidered with floss silk on a trade cloth background, this example was also tailored by hand. Condition is excellent.Dates from first half of C20th.
Measurement: 43 inches width x 36 ins, 110cm x 92cm. .
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