Many West African men, including the Hausa of Nigeria, wear garments decorated with distinctive embroidery. The monochromatic designs on their flowing robes, like the popular “eight knives” pattern seen here, derive from Islamic sources and have symbolic or protective meanings. Even their baggy drawstring trousers, usually hidden under their robes, are covered with multicolored embroidery. See “Threads of Tradition” through January.

Man’s Trousers,” c. 1900–99, made by Hausa culture, Nigeria

Man’s Robe,” c. 1900–70, made by Hausa culture, Nigeria

“Man’s Robe” (detail), c. 1890–1900, made by Hausa culture, Nigeria (Penn Museum, Philadelphia: Gift of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum (also known as the Philadelphia Civic Center Museum), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2003-70-64)


If it’s another stressful Friday, take a moment to envision soothing and invigorating ocean waves. We hope a few wave-inspired fashions will help.

Woman’s Hat, 1988, designed by Hubert de Givenchy

Man’s Trousers, c. 1998, designed by Issey Miyake

Woman’s Short Evening Dress, c. 1987, designed by Pierre Cardin

Woman’s Robe, 19th century, China

Woman’s Veil, Spring 1938, designed by Elsa Schiaparelli

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