Other Textile

Old Fine Bogolan Cloth – Mali

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, strips of cotton fabric about 15 centimetres (5.9 in)...

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,...