Africa | Tunic ~ Girke ~ from the Fulani people of Cameroon | Embroidered cotton | ca. prior to 1972 // 70.2012.31.149
bedouin rugs pattern -
Africa | Tunic ~ Gandura ~ from the Mzab Valley, Algeria | Wool; weaving usually done by the wife for her husband, for the winter months | Last quarter of the 19th century
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Mud cloth from Mali.
Part of embroidered Aumonière (including a fantastic knot!), 14th century. From the Benedictine Abbey of St. Mihiel. (C) RMN-Grand Palais (musée de Cluny - musée national du Moyen-Âge) / Jean-Gilles Berizzi.
Africa | Painted barkcloth, Pongo. Mbuti People, Ituri Forest, Northeast DR Congo | Pounded ficus tree bark, plant dye | Collected in 1959 by the family of Pierre Thoma
Africa | Prestige/ceremonial textile from the Mende people of Sierra Leone | 19th century | Cotton, indigo. 17 strips sewn together, kpokpo njawi 340 x 182 cm
Africa | Man's (warrior) talismanic tunic from Senegal | Painted cotton. The 164 squares contain Arabic inscriptions (Qur'anic verses), protective numerical formulas, abstract patterns | ca. prior to 1900 // 71.1900.44.14