Other Textile

Black & White Cotton Bogolan – Mali

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, strips of cotton fabric […]

Gnawa Child Cap – South Morocco

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 Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia) […]

Authentic Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Authentic Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Leather, wood, mirrow (one mirrow is missing); approx. cm. 100,0 x 49,0 (39.37” x 19.29”). 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 mostly nomads. For […]

Ndebele Beaded Apron – PEPETU – South Africa

Ndebele Beaded Apron – PEPETU – South Africa

Mid  20th century. Cotton canvas fabric, glass beads cm. 45,0 x cm. 40,0 (17.71″ x 15.74″). During initiation girls wear an array of colourful beaded hoops (called izigolwan) around their legs, arms, waist and neck. The girls are kept in isolation and are prepared and trained to become homemakers and matriarchs. The coming-out ceremony marks the […]

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

1970′. Handmade embroidery cotton, acrylic, glass. For the size, see photos n. 6. 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 needlework, a form of […]

Apron Cache Sexe – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Apron Cache Sexe – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Leather, glass and metal beads. Cm. 41,0 high x cm. 26,0 width (16.14″ x 10.23″). The Hamar, principally pastoralists, are the most readily identifiable of all the peoples of the South Omo. Women wear an elaborately decorated skin, often colored with beads and cowries. Beaded necklaces, bracelets and waistbands adorn their bodies, which, for the […]

Dress with Inner Wallet – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Dress with Inner Wallet – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Leather, cawrie shells, glass beads and metal elements. Cm. 62,0 high x cm. 28,5 width (24.40″ x 11.22″). The Hamar, principally pastoralists, are the most readily identifiable of all the peoples of the South Omo. Women wear an elaborately decorated goatskin, often colored with beads and cowries. Beaded necklaces, bracelets and waistbands adorn their bodies, […]

Apron Cache Sexe – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Apron Cache Sexe – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Leather, glass and metal beads. Cm. 38,5 high x cm. 25,5 width (15.15″ x 10.03″). The Hamar, principally pastoralists, are the most readily identifiable of all the peoples of the South Omo. Women wear an elaborately decorated skin, often colored with beads and cowries. Beaded necklaces, bracelets and waistbands adorn their bodies, which, for the […]

Apron Cache Sexe – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Apron Cache Sexe – Hamar Tribe – Omo Valley, Southern Ethiopia

Leather, glass and metal beads. Cm. 43,0 high x cm. 23,0 width (16.92″ x 9.05″). The Hamar, principally pastoralists, are the most readily identifiable of all the peoples of the South Omo. Women wear an elaborately decorated goatskin, often colored with beads and cowries. Beaded necklaces, bracelets and waistbands adorn their bodies, which, for the […]

Konso Skirt – Southern Ethiopia

Konso Skirt – Southern Ethiopia

Approx. cm. 70 high. The size of these skirts can be adjusted via a cord. The Konso live in an isolated region of the basalt hills.  The area is made up of hard rocky slopes. They are mixed agriculturists using their dry and infertile lands to grow crops.  Their most important crop is the sorghum […]

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