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one of a set of three berash (mat strips)
  • Bakheita Hamid Hanai
  • one of a set of three berash (mat strips), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 78 x 23 cm
    Object Length/Width: 30 11/16 x 9 1/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3275.01

This is one of a set of three strips of woven palm leaf fiber, locally known as "zaaf."

2007.3275.01 is the short woven portion with one end unfinished. The field is natural colored, but there are three irregular shapes in green and orange or purple and orange.