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Monday, June 7, 2010


The sulke Kano is a bodyguard to the Emir of Kano and the dress worn on all ceremonial occasions whether he is on horse - back or on foot.Over the Sulkes white cotton dress is a coat of chain mail said to date from the time of the crusades and to have been bought into Nigeria from the Arab countries of the north.It is probably of Arab manufacture and of great age.
The sword has been made in Kano and is a typical example of Kano metal work.An interesting and unusuall feature of the dress is long,leated cuffs which partly conceal the hands.A wine-coloured sash and cummerbund complete the dress.

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