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Africa | Man's Robe.  Nupe Culture, Nigeria.  Cotton, silk | This Nigerian robe of honor is made of saki cloth and is painstakingly embroidered. Saki cloth is a traditional strip-weave indigo fabric. The embroidery depicts the two-knife style particularly popular during the Sokoto Caliphate rule (ca. 1810-1908) in what is now northwestern Nigeria. Today these handmade robes are extremely rare, expensive, and worn only by elderly men.

Africa | Man's Robe. Nupe Culture, Nigeria. Cotton, silk | This Nigerian robe of honor is made of saki cloth and is painstakingly embroidered. Saki cloth is a traditional strip-weave indigo fabric. The embroidery depicts the two-knife style particularly popular during the Sokoto Caliphate rule (ca. 1810-1908) in what is now northwestern Nigeria. Today these handmade robes are extremely rare, expensive, and worn only by elderly men.

desert-dreamer: Yoruba clothing, Nigeria

Drawstring trousers from the Yoruba people of Nigeria. The embroidery and beadwork is on Yoruba Ashoke strip woven textiles

Africa | Robe.  Hausa peoples, Nigeria | Early to late 20th century | Cotton | Although this robe appears plain, it was intended as a display of wealth and status. Skilled craftsmen, laboring intensively, spun thread that was handwoven into narrow strips of cloth that were then sewn together by hand. A Koranic scholar and calligrapher created and laid out a pattern that often took one or two men several months to embroider.

Africa | Robe. Hausa peoples, Nigeria | Early to late 20th century | Cotton | Although this robe appears plain, it was intended as a display of wealth and status. Skilled craftsmen, laboring intensively, spun thread that was handwoven into narrow strips of cloth that were then sewn together by hand. A Koranic scholar and calligrapher created and laid out a pattern that often took one or two men several months to embroider.

Agbada (Man's Robe) of the Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria (1st half 20th cent). Cotton & silk, strip weave & embroidery, 55 x 117 in. via Andres Moraga Textile Art

Agbada (Man's Robe) of the Yoruba Peoples, Nigeria half cent). Cotton & silk, strip weave & embroidery, 55 x 117 in. via Andres Moraga Textile Art

85/650 Man's tunic, indigo-dyed narrow strip-weave cotton, embroidered asymmetrical design, Hausa, Nigeria, West Africa, early 20th century - Powerhouse Museum Collection

85/650 Man's tunic, indigo-dyed narrow strip-weave cotton, embroidered asymmetrical design, Hausa, Nigeria, West Africa, early 20th century - Powerhouse Museum Collection

handsome early american meets beautiful japanese, falls in love, and the rest is history @ Forager Co.

Vintage, beat-up bandana. I rarely leave home without one ~ Old Man Fancy.

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