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khasa (blanket)
  • Fulani peoples
  • khasa (blanket), late 1800s–1938
  • Where object was made: Mali?
  • goat hair, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 253 x 123 cm length includes tassles
    Object Length/Width: 99 5/8 x 48 7/16 in length includes tassles
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6958

The rectangular blanket is made from six narrow strips stitched together. There are tassels at one end at each seam that are off-white. There are three wide rows of decoration. There are black checkerboards in the center of the wide stripes with brown, black, and off-white stripes above and below. There are three stripes with narrower black, brown, light brown, and off-white stripes at either end.