Man's robe Nigerian (Hausa people), 20th century
50.25 x 46 in. (127.635 x 116.84 cm) flat
A Hausa robe or riga of indigo-dyed cotton with polychrome silk embroidery; the front with geometric and spiral designs as well as a variation of the "eight knives" motif; the back with geometric and circular motifs. Interior hem reinforced with light blue and magenta striped cotton.