The ground is of native fibre of the dark type; some of the yarn appears to have been smoked - see 37-22-45. Stripes of red-brown, blue and the natural color of the lighter-colored type of native fibre. These cloths are all made up of narrow strips stitched together; the looms are made for a narrow web. The cloths are often stored away, representing wealth. They may be used as blankets, or made up into wide gowns of North African type.
Expedition to Sierra Leone, West Africa; Henry Usher Hall 1936-1937
Current & Past Exhibitions:
African Gallery (1982 - 1986)
African Gallery (1987 - 1994)
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