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shugga (palm leaf fiber mat)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • shugga (palm leaf fiber mat), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 365 x 151 cm
    Object Length/Width: 143 11/16 x 59 7/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2781

The large rectangular mat is woven from undyed, light yellow colored palm fibers in a plaited, herringbone pattern. The edges are rimmed with a slightly thicker plaited band.
It was used to cover the house during the rainy season. Shugga is a type of mat specifically used to cover the house.