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Textile: composed of 5 hand woven narrow strip lengths hand sewn together selvedge to selvedge. Plain weave: natural coloured cotton warps: natural coloured cotton and black, brown and dyed yellow woollen wefts. This combination of warps and wefts creates bands of warp stripes in black, brown, yellow and natural coloured cotton in a variety of widths. There are, at regular intervals, bands of check using natural coloured cotton, brown, black and yellow wool. The textile is finished by a fringe of plaited and knotted warps.
Length: 257 centimetres (including fringe)
Width: 135 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The blanket belongs to the category known as sakalaare. This design is typical for the Gimbala region. The earliest sakalaare blankets seem to have been made around the 1950s.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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