sample (textiles)

Textile decorated with bands made up of parallel chains of small white C-shapes on a dark blue background.

Cloth decorated using tie-dye methods and chemical dyes. The colour blue/ indigo is usually associated with Peul and Dogon speaking peoples and this piece looks like the types that are popular among the Dogon.

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