Other Textile

Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Niger

Approx. cm. 135,0 x 80,0 (53.15” x 31.5”). Authentic old straw mat decorated with leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. Some damage due to age and use. 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 [...]

Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Camel hide, mirror. The piece is cm. 60,0 high x cm. 59,0 width (23.62" x 23.23"). 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 Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are [...]

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

1970′. Handmade embroidery cotton. For the size, see photos n. 7. Baloch women put on loose dresses and pants with sophisticated and colourful needlework, including a large pocket at the front of the dress to hold their accessories. The upper part of the dress and sleeves are also decorated with [...]

Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Extra fine camel leather, mirrors. The piece is cm. 88,0 high x cm. 21,0 width (34,65" x 8.67"). 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 Garamantes, described by Herodotus. [...]

Ndop Tunic – Bamileke – Cameroon

First half 20th century. Indigo dyed cotton made from lots of small strips sewn together. Approx. cm 90,0 x cm 90,0 (35.93" x 35.93"). Some damage due to age and use (see photos). For similar example see page 186 of  "African Textiles: color and creativity across a continent" by John Gillow. The sewn and [...]

Black & White Cotton Bogolan – Mali

Cotton; approx. cm. 155,0 x cm. 215,0 (61.02″ x 84.64″). 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, [...]

Black & White Cotton Bogolan – Mali

Cotton; approx. cm. 160,0 x cm. 220,0 (62.99" x 86.61"). 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, [...]

Gnawa Child Cap – South Morocco

Mid 20th century. Cowrie shells, old glass beads, metal element added. Cm. 23,0 x cm. 17,5 (9.05" x 6.88"). Diameter apporox. cm. 16,0 (6.29"). Grams 377,4 (13.31"). The term "GNAWA" refers to a North African ethnic minority that traces its origins to West African slaves and soldiers. Gnawa communities in the [...]