Other Textile

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...

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...

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...

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...