trousers (clothing: outerwear); wando

Elaborately embroidered draw string Hausa trousers, gifted to be worn with the Hausa gown, 2014.199.1 (wando) (I). The trousers are made from 7cm strips of indigo cotton, woven on double-heddle portable loom (or horizontal frame treadle loom). The embroidery is in red, green, turquoise, and orange yarn, depicting a series of geometric shapes including interlocking ovals, concentric circles, cheques, plaits, diamonds, loops and concentric triangles.

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