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Africa | Woman's ceremonial mantle (baqnouq). | Zlass people. Tunisia, Kairouan region. | Wool and cotton. | Early 20th century

Africa | Kente Man's Wrapper Detail. Asante people. ca. 1960-80. Cotton and rayon.

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Africa | Detail from a 1970s, Ewe Kente Cloth from Ghana | Ewe cloth comes from the Ewe ("e-vay") people who live in southeastern Ghana and Togo. Ewe cloth is woven on a loom similar to that of the Asante Kente cloth

Africa | Ait Hichem Women's Mantle. Kabylie region, Algeria | Wool and cotton, natural dyes.

Africa | Tuareg Tent hanging. Tuareg People, Morocco, Mali or Niger | Early 20th Century | Leather, painted and embossed. Exceptionally old and beautiful hanging, made from two different panels, painted with "magic square" designs.

Africa | Ferrachya. Berber Tapestry Weaving, possibly for a Woman’s Dowry. Gafsa, Tunisia | 3rd Quarter 19th century | Wool, tapestry weave, all natural dyes

Africa | Old Kuba Raffia Detail - Shoowa - Kasai Velvet – DR Congo | Mid 20th century.

Africa | Kuba Raffia Cloth - Bushoong - Mid 20th century – DR Congo