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Vintage

Fulani Embroidered Indigo Cloth

Africa Direct

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Fulani Embroidered Indigo Cloth
Fulani Embroidered Indigo Cloth
Fulani Embroidered Indigo Cloth
Fulani Embroidered Indigo Cloth
Fulani Embroidered Indigo Cloth

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Product Information

Era:
Vintage
Condition:
Very Good; wear, bleeding colors, stains
Country of Origin:
Nigeria
Materials:
cotton/dye
Size:
63.5" L x 41.5" W
Color/Finish:
multi
Care:
dry-clean only

Why We Love This

Cotton textile made out of indigo dyes decorated with embroidered multicolor designs. This textile was likely worn as a skirt or wrapper. This textile comes from the Wodaabe people also known as pastoral Fulani or Bororo. The background is dyed in blue and the designs embroidered on the basic cloth.
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.

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