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Hausa Handwoven Blanket

Africa Direct

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Hausa    Handwoven Blanket
Hausa    Handwoven Blanket
Hausa    Handwoven Blanket

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Product Information

Vintage; 1970s
Very Good; general wear
93" L x 66" W
dry-clean only

Why We Love This

A magnificent Hausa blanket woven with cotton warp yarn and wool weft yarn. Tapestry-style textile is formed by decorative motifs and colored stripes machine-sewn together. The motifs made from wool in the center of the blanket suggest an influence from woolen Fulani Khasa blankets. This textile was used as a blanket and cover to protect against the cold and mosquito.
As described by Africa Direct

About Africa Direct

Africa Direct, Inc. is owned by Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther. African art, trade beads and ethnic jewelry are both business and passion for Sara and me. We started buying African art twenty years ago as gifts for our children, four of whom are adopted and are African-American. We had been active in anti-apartheid politics for some time.