Africa | Wodabe Blouse.This blouse is embroidered on stitched-together strips of indigenous Wodabe indigo-dyed cotton, plus two strips of striped Hausa trade cloth. All embroidery, stitching, and weaving is by hand with the exception of the ticking on the collar and hem, which are imported bleached material. Wodabe looms were traditionally very narrow, producing gauzy strips about 3 cm wide. | Collected by Boubacar Doubou in the late 1980s. It dates from the 1970s or before.