Dramatic Hausa Riga Robe


Fine Hausa riga robe with distinctive embroidery detail.

1 in stock


AGB143: Although at first glance this closely resembles a Yoruba agbada robe in structure and embroidery  a closer look confirms that it is actually a Hausa version, called a riga.  The colour combination with the yellow inserts and the striped sleeves are typically Hausa rather than Yoruba, and the strip woven cloth cloth used is also the work of a Hausa weaver rather than being Yoruba aso oke. The single lighter coloured curve within the spiral embroidery on the front is a unique detail.   Dates from circa 1920-1950. Condition: a few faint marks on the back, otherwise excellent.

Measurements: 111 inches x 43, 282cm x 110

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)

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