blanket (clothing: outerwear); bridal gift; babbagi

Multi-coloured strip-woven textile, 'wedding blanket', made by Tanda Hamani in northern Benin. The local name is 'babbagi'.

The textiles we had produced are wedding garments. The person we had make them had not produced anything for 7 years and had to build a loom especially (i.e. the non-durable parts of the loom). We recorded the whole process with a professional film maker.

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