Nigerian Embroidery Panels

£675.00

A mounted pair of hand embroidered strip weave panels repurposed from the legs of a C19TH pair of men’s trousers from Nigeria

 

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Description

AS734 – A mounted pair of hand embroidered strip weave panels repurposed from the legs of a C19TH pair of men’s trousers from Nigeria (already disassembled when collected.) Although this style of embroidery originated with the Hausa people in northern Nigeria these were probably made in the Nupe town of Bida or perhaps Yoruba Ilorin. The architectural design reflects a shared Islamic aesthetic in spatial design. Interesting that the hand embroidery of the two legs is quite different despite being the same design, indicating a different man in the same workshop. Mounted on two custom made stretchers.

Amusingly there is a similar mounted panel of trouser embroidery that we sold long ago on display in the Islamic gallery in the British Museum.

Measurements (each) 27 inches X 20, 69 cm X 51.

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.)