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Old Large Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Mauritania

Approx. cm. 110,0 x 140,0 (43.31” x 55.12”). Authentic old straw mat decorated with leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the...

Old Fine Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. 1970'. Approximately cm. 62,0 x cm. 65,0 (24.41" x 25.59"). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging to the same family. Each piece must be soaked,beaten, and then worked and scraped by hand, so as to assume its typical characteristics of fine silk-like. 319

Old Fine Bogolan Cloth – Mali

1960'; approx. cm. 150,0 x cm. 90,0 (59.06″ x 35.43″). Handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with fermented mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and it’s a symbol of Malian cultural identity. In traditional bògòlanfini production, men weave the cloth and women dye it. On narrow looms,...

Large Berber Women Blanket – Hanbel Zanafi – Ait Ouaouzguite Tribe – Anti-Atlas mountain, Siroua, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 360,0 x 125,0 (11.81 x 4.10 Feet). The blanket has been professionally washed. Perfect conditions. Berber - Amazigh The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths, legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans. They have achieved...

Old Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Early to mid 20th century. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 105,0 x cm. 85,0  (41.34 x 33.46 inches). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and...

Old Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – High Atlas, Morocco

Wool. Approx. cm. 190,0 high x 120,0 width (74.80” x 47.24”). Excellent conditions. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths. Legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans.  They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language...