This beautiful short kaftan 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 unusual designs yet typical traditional Hausa embroidery patterns. These include: Tambarin Arewa (Northern knot), Aska Biyu (two knives), and Bita da Kallo (come and see).
The kaftan is white cotton damask fabric adorned with the traditional patterns in yellow cotton thread. It is 48″ wide x 26″ long.
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