This sweet little shirt was made by Queen Amina Embroidery based in the old walled part of the town of Zaria, Kaduna State, in northern Nigeria. The incredible fine needlework was made by one of the women from Queen Amina and boasts very beautiful hand-embroidered patterns made with couched stitching associated with passementerie embroidery brought to Zaria by men who returned from Mecca.
The child’s shirt is light blue cotton damask fabric adorned with patterns in tan cotton thread. It is 21″ long and 15.5″ wide – with sleeves 22″ wide.
About Queen Amina Embroidery:
Queen Amina Embroidery began in 1994 in Zaria City, Nigeria. Hassana Yusuf manages the organization, which represents a group of 20 women and provides and outlet for the excellent embroidery work of Zaria City women. They attend the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market where the finest craft artists from around the world attend.
If you are interested in purchasing items you can contact:
Hasana Yusuf – firstname.lastname@example.org or Elisha Renne email@example.com