2 Piece African “Up and Down” Garment – Nigeria

Winning Bid: $55.00

Item condition: New


This handsome pair is made for a man so sized for a giant and contains a lot of fabric. The wonderful cotton warp ikat fabric is natural off white and brown. Yoruba women have traditionally produced these much wider cloths on their upright single-heddle looms. It has a bit of white machine embroidery at the neckline. The informal term for an outfit like this is an ‘up and down’. The top measures 22″ across the shoulders with a fluted bottom edge of 76″. It is 42″ long from the shoulder and the sleeves are 19″ long.¬† The pants have a drawstring closure¬† with a 50″ waist and the legs are 41″ long.

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Highest bidder was: l*******y

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
l*******y June 26, 2022 2:24 pm $55.00
m*****n June 23, 2022 12:34 pm $50.00
Auction started June 23, 2022 9:00 am

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