Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Cloth of the month: A unique Wodaabe women’s wrapper cloth.


FR556 - Wodaabe women's ceremonial wrapper cloths were usually embroidered on narrow strip woven dark indigo dyed cloth from Hausa weavers in northern Nigeria, and more recently on imported black fabric. However this example, which to my knowledge is unique, is based on a Soninke strip weave stitch resist patterned cloth from Senegal. Collected recently in Mali it dates from circa 1960. In excellent condition. Measurement: 55 inches x 37 ins, 140cm x 94 cm. PRICE: US$475


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