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History of Kofar Mata Dyeing Pits Kofar Mata Dyeing Pits was built in 1498. The Kofar Mata Pits are a part of the history of the ancient city of Kano. These pits that date back 5 centuries ago, during the golden age of Kano when it rivaled the riches of Timbuktu, gave Kano its place as a top textile manufacturer. Textiles are dyed in these pits, with various aesthetically pleasing designs. Security/Safety of Kofar Mata Dyeing Pits This is a very safe location. Writer's Review The city of Kano had always been an attraction, and the Kofar Mata adds to the historical significance of the city. The pits used to be host to many merchants who would come from across the Sahara desert to purchase textile. A tourist will experience, firsthand, the process of dyeing fabric, and may even purchase one of the finished works for a small stipend.