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Cut-Thread Cloth (Pelete Bite)

ca. 1980–89

Plain weave with cut work; cotton

78 3/4 × 34 in. (200 × 86.36 cm)
Gift of Joanne B. Eicher
2017.22.2
Geography: 
Nigeria
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Kalabari (eastern Ijo)
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Purchased in Buguma, Nigeria, by Joanne Eicher, Saint Paul, Minn., 1980s or 1991 [see note 1]; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

Note 1: A sociologist, anthropologist, and international authority in the field of African textiles and the sociocultural aspects of dress, Cut-Thread Cloth was purchased by Dr. Joanne Eicher when she was doing field-work in Nigeria (see accession file).

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.