sample (textiles)

Textile decorated with beige geometric motifs (zig-zags, crosses, hourglass shapes and lines) on a dark brown background.

This piece looks like it has ‘borrowed’ motifs from the bogolan (mud-cloth) style. The zigzags are called ‘cèfaricèrojala’ (‘la ceinture du brave homme’ – the belt of the good man) Ref : Gardi and MNM, Musee National du Mali, 2003 page 94.

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