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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Textile fragment; cotton warps and camelid wefts (but white is cotton); slit tapestry; long slits between figures sewn closed; row of five frontal anthropomorphic figures, stitched outlines, wearing toothed crescent headdresses, arms held out to the sides; appendage lies across shoulders projecting to either side - double-headed serpent or bird(?); each figure is accompanied by four birds, two either side of the headdress and two either side of the feet. Stripes with interlocked stepped fret-and-scroll motifs and other geometric patterns border figures on either side. Browns and white.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 900-1430
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 32 centimetres
    • Width: 80 centimetres
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number



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