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Djerma Tent Hanging Cotton Textile

Africa Direct

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Djerma Tent Hanging Cotton Textile
Djerma Tent Hanging Cotton Textile
Djerma Tent Hanging Cotton Textile
Djerma Tent Hanging Cotton Textile

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Product Information

Vintage; 1960s
Good; a few stains and loose stitching
Country of Origin:
130" L x 57" W
dry-clean only

Why We Love This

A rare African textile strip-woven out of cotton. Some strips have cotton threads on them, others have geometric motifs. Strips are sewn together so that the motifs joint up to form lateral bands of pattern alternating the embroidered geometric motifs and the cotton thread designs. The cotton thread used for this cloth is dyed in various colors.
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.