Riga with Aska Biyu ( Two Knives) Design
Robe for a Dignitary, Chief, or Noble

Northern Nigeria Hausa, Nupe or Yoruba
Early 20th century
Cotton strip weave (narrow) dyed with indigo (etu) Silk embroidery
115 x 49 inches (292 x 145 cm)

This large, magnificent robe was soaked in indigo then rubbed, giving it a shiny surface which ranges in color from dark blue to purple.

Price on request

 

Andres Moraga
moraga@lmi.net
andresmoraga.com
510-717-9149

Andres Moraga :: Chief's Robe, Nigeria
Andres Moraga :: Chief's Robe, Nigeria