Indigo Hausa Riga Robe


Indigo dyed hand spun cotton Hausa riga.

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AGB144. Woven from hand spun cotton, hand tailored and embroidered with quite a small version of the classic ‘two knives’ design, then piece dyed with indigo, this robe is typical of garments that were made by Hausa for more everyday use  and for sale to the Tuareg in the Sahara dessert  to the north. Relatively few examples survive because of the heavy use they received and we rarely find one for sale. Dates from circa 1950. Condition is excellent.

Measurements: 113 inches x 53, 288 cm x 135 cm

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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