Queen Amina Embroidered Pillow Cover – Nigeria

Winning Bid: $50.00

Donated by Queen Amina Embroidery

Item condition: New

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Queen Amina donated this interesting decorative pillow cover made in Nigeria. Skillfully hand embroidered using a chain stitch, the artist created a very unusual abstract pattern they call bicycle wheels. It is beautifully made with a cream cotton damask background fabric with tan, medium blue, light apricot, and dark grey cotton embroidery. Great neutral colors and generously sized at 16″ x 16″ to use anywhere in your home!  **Pillow form not included.

About Queen Amina:

Queen Amina Embroidery began in 1994 in Zaria City, the old walled part of the town of Zaria, Kaduna State, in northern Nigeria. Hassana Yusuf has managed the group since its inception as a cooperative organization named for the 16th century ruler of the Zazzau Emirate, Queen Amina. The organization represents a group of 25 women, along with seamstresses and designers, and provides an outlet for the excellent embroidery work of Zaria City women. Queen Amina Embroidery women use traditional Hausa patterns and embroidery stitches as well as couched stitching associated with passementerie embroidery brought to Zaria by men who returned from Mecca. Hassana Yusuf has attended the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market with the finest craft artists from around the world. 

If you are interested in purchasing items you can contact: 

Hasana Yusuf: hassanayusuf73@gmail.com or Elisha Renne: erenne@umich.edu

For information about Queen Amina Embroidery, see:






Total Bids Placed:

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Highest bidder was: j****l

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
j****l June 26, 2022 8:09 pm $50.00
b*****r June 26, 2022 7:49 pm $40.00
f********r June 26, 2022 12:20 pm $30.00
j****l June 23, 2022 10:32 pm $25.00
f********r June 23, 2022 7:36 pm $20.00
Auction started June 23, 2022 9:00 am

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