Set of 4 Queen Amina Hand Embroidered Zippered Pouches – Nigeria

Winning Bid: $20.00

Donated by Queen Amina Embroidery

Item condition: New

Description

Queen Amina has donated these lovely hand-embroidered zippered pouches for cell phones, small items, keys or whatever you like. They are handy to use everyday in your shoulder bag, or when traveling in your luggage. The pouches are made of cotton thread on cotton damask material, lined with rayon and are embellished with a traditional Hausa embroidery pattern. The chain stitch is used in this Northern knot pattern or Tambarin Arewa in the Hausa culture. The colors include one of each: light blue cloth/dark grey embroidery, tan/dark grey embroidery; cream, tan/dark grey embroidery; and cream with tan embroidery. Each handy pouch is 3″ wide x 5″ high with a zip top.

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:

https://www.trc-leiden.nl/trc/index.php/en/blog/786-the-queen-amina-embroideries-from-nigeria

https://weavearealpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017-Winter-News-sm.pdf

 

 

Total Bids Placed:

Auction has expired

Highest bidder was: s**************t

Bidder Name Bidding Time Bid Auto
s**************t June 26, 2022 11:08 am $20.00
i***********3 June 25, 2022 12:22 pm $15.00
Auction started June 23, 2022 9:00 am

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