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Skirt: composed of 7 narrow strip woven cotton lengths hand sewn together selvedge to selvedge. The textile is plain weave and after weaving has been dyed indigo using the tie-dye and stitch resist-dye methods to create a dark indigo background with evenly spaced oval rings in white and a weft band made up of a chain of diamonds at one end of the textile. The textile is finished by unworked warp threads.
- Production date
Length: 144 centimetres (including unworked warps)
Width: 105 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The skirt belongs to the type of indigo-dyed skirts commonly utilised by the Dogon. The local cotton threads are spun by the women, while the weaving is done by male weavers on double-heddle loom. Indigo-dyeing is done by specialised women called "jam", usually from the social cast of leather-workers.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 2006 (22 November)
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased during a fieldwork and collecting trip to Mali by Dr Claude Ardouin (Dept of AOA) from 10-25 November 2006. Purchased from funds provided by Townley Group.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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