Queen Amina Embroidered Shoulder Tote Bag – Nigeria

Winning Bid: $35.00

Donated by Queen Amina Embroidery

Item condition: New

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Queen Amina donated this lovely new short handled blue shoulder tote bag featuring the tan chain stitched Northern knot pattern design. The detail photo shows the intricate stitching and beautiful damask fabric. The generous sized bag measures 15″ x 15″ and is great for books, groceries, art supplies and more.

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.

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 $35.00
a************p June 25, 2022 1:37 pm $25.00
j****l June 23, 2022 10:36 pm $20.00
Auction started June 23, 2022 9:00 am

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