Handwoven cotton blanket Kano

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

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  • Detail of luru zubwa handwoven blanket, made with handspun natural and indigo-dyed cotton thread, consisting of nine 6” handwoven strips which have been handsewn together; the width of these strips suggest that the cloth was woven in a village near Kano (Lamb and Holmes 1980: 109). The triangular shapes are called aska, (knives). Purchased in Kurmi Market, Kano, December 1994 (photograph by E. Renne).