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Woman's Tunic

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In northern Niger’s arid landscape, on the road between Hoggar and Aïr, an eighth-century tomb was excavated in 1988 by a French team from ORSTOM in partnership with the Institut de Recherches en Sciences Humaines in Niamey. The burial was that of a woman wrapped in bovine hide as well as several textiles, including this tunic and a shawl.

Woman's Tunic, Wool, dye

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