Bunu wide-width indigo handwoven cloth

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

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  • Handwoven cloth made with handspun, indigo-dyed thread. This two panels of this cloth, which was woven on a vertical, single-heddle loom by a Bunu women, has several stripes, with very subtle shades of blue-black warp thread and two very narrow white warp stripes at each panel edge. This cloth was collected in 1988 in Akutupa-Kiri, in the northern part of Bunu District, which borders on the Niger River near Egga. Purchased in Akutupa-Kiri, Bunu District, Kogi State, 1988 (photographed by E. Renne).