wall hanging

Towel. Cream weft-faced cotton with alternating pairs of narrow black and red bands across the main body and at each end, with towards each end a wider panel of decoration in red and black bands with simple geometric discrete motifs in white, black, yellow and red supplementary weft.

such cloths are used as gifts at rites of passage ceremonies and also as decoration in the home.

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