Embroidered Man's Tunic (Bororo)

Date: 20th century

Geography: Niger

Culture: Fulani, Bororo or Wodaabe group

Medium: Cotton

Dimensions: Width x Length: 34 1/2 x 45 3/4 in. (87.6 x 116.2 cm)

Classification: Textiles-Woven

Credit Line: Purchase, Noah-Sadie K. Wachtel Foundation Inc. Gift, 1993

Accession Number: 1993.372


This narrow rectangular tunic, open at the sides, is formed of thin strips of indigo-dyed cotton. The body and sleeves are embroidered with rectangles of various curvilinear multicolor designs.