Throw away print Chinese textile

From Textile Ascendancies: Aesthetics, Production, and Trade in Northern Nigeria by Elisha P. Renne and Salihu Maiwada, Editors

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  • An example of cloth known as yar da atamfa (“throw-away” print cloth) in Kano and roba-roba (rubber-rubber) in Zaria. The cloth made in China that sold for N1,300 in Zaria City market in January 2017. It has a heavy rubbery hand and is very shiny. This cloth is also an example of manufactured cloths which are made to imitate the appearance of handwoven strip textiles (photograph by E. Renne).