Aso Oke, Mans Cloth
Yoruba People, Nigeria, 20th century
Supplementary weft, strip woven and sewn together; cotton and silk
127 x 183 cm (4'2" x 6)

*Translation of inscription: "Ati Dade Kiniu Ko Sehin Olodunare" is literally:
"The crowning of the Lion (as King of Beasts) is not behind the Knowledge of God"
or, "God has sanctioned the Crowning of the Lion (as King of Beasts)"
or, "Whatever you are has been sanctioned by God"
or, "Whatever you are is God's Will"


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