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Artist/Maker: Dogon people (Mali)

Date: 20th century
Medium: cotton and indigo dye
Dimensions:
Overall: 91 1/2 x 48 1/4 in. (232.4 x 122.6 cm)
Classification: Furnishings
Credit Line: Museum purchase
Terms
Object number: 92.0038
DescriptionSimilar strip-woven cotton and wool cloth has been found in burial caves in Mali dating to the 11th century. The technique of narrow-strip loom weaving may be 2000 years old in the Sahara. The patterns are made with supplementary weft threads creating a raised texture.
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