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ID number:  BIRRC-D0119
Institution:  Research and Cultural Collections
Named collection:  Danford Collection of West African Art and Artefacts
Artist / Maker:  Unknown
Title / Object name:  Woollen blanket (Khasa)
Object type:  Textile
Place made:  Goundam, nr Timbuktu, inland delta area of the Niger
Culture:  Maadube
Materials:  Wool
Measurements:  375 x 165 cm

This cloth is woven of sheeps wool in weft-faced strips, but the strips measure twice the normal width of those usually used in this type of cloth.The main pattern is composed principally of stripes with extra weft patterns in indigo, red-brown, yellow and white. Unfortunately the actual quality of the cloth is quite poor as it is badly worn and holed in places. It is possible that it was originally used as some sort of bridal cloth.

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