lampas-woven textile with tulips, silk and silver lamella. turkey. 2nd half of 16th century.

lampas-woven textile with tulips, silk and silver lamella. turkey. 2nd half of 16th century.

Africa | A shawl, Bakhnuq, from Tunisia | Wool  cotton; the indigo field with two central rectangular panels of white zig-zag and pendant motifs, with geometric borders, tassel fringes to either end

Africa | A shawl, Bakhnuq, from Tunisia | Wool cotton; the indigo field with two central rectangular panels of white zig-zag and pendant motifs, with geometric borders, tassel fringes to either end


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Textile Blanket, Chieftan [Fulani people; Mali or Ghana] (1971.30) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Textile Blanket, Chieftan [Fulani people; Mali or Ghana] (1971.30) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Africa | Wrapper ~ bokolanfini ~ from the Bamana people of the Mali | 20th century

Africa | Wrapper ~ bokolanfini ~ from the Bamana people of the Mali | 20th century

Africa | Barkcloth (lioncloth) ~ 'Pongo' ~ from the Mbuti people of the Iturri Forest, DR Congo | Pouned bark, and natural plant dye | 20th century

Africa | Barkcloth (lioncloth) ~ 'Pongo' ~ from the Mbuti people of the Iturri Forest, DR Congo | Pouned bark, and natural plant dye | 20th century

Hand-woven Kuba raffia cloth from The Congo.          The African Fabric Shop : Textiles, beads and inspiration from Africa

Hand-woven Kuba raffia cloth from The Congo. The African Fabric Shop : Textiles, beads and inspiration from Africa

Africa | Ceremonial textile from Cameroon; Hand woven on narrow loom; indigo resist dyed

Cameroon Indigo Ceremonial Textile

Africa | Ceremonial textile from Cameroon; Hand woven on narrow loom; indigo resist dyed

Africa | Asante Wrapper. Ghana | mid to late 19th century | Imported cotton cloth and black pigment | Historically Asante royalty wore adinkra, large wrappers with stamped patterns, only during periods of mourning. Though still worn in times of grief, adinkra cloths recently have become increasingly fashionable at social festivities and nonfunerary functions.

Africa | Asante Wrapper. Ghana | mid to late 19th century | Imported cotton cloth and black pigment | Historically Asante royalty wore adinkra, large wrappers with stamped patterns, only during periods of mourning. Though still worn in times of grief, adinkra cloths recently have become increasingly fashionable at social festivities and nonfunerary functions.

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