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ID number:  BIRRC-D0355
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Title / Object name:  Cotton textile
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  Upper Volta, Burkina Faso
Culture:  Djerma
Materials:  Cotton
Measurements:  183 (including fringe) x 65 cm

This Djerma (Burkinabe) cloth has been woven on a men's double-heddle narrow loom. It is composed of six strips of white hand-spun cotton yarn with widely spaced indigo warp stripes and with supplementary weft-float patterns (including conventionalized human figures) in red, yellow and grey green machine-spun cotton and hand-spun indigo yarn. It was probably bought in Ghana between 1920-1940.

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