Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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diringl (reed mat)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • diringl (reed mat), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • reed, leather, weaving
  • Object Length: 170 cm object is still rolled, ergo no second measurement
    Object Length: 66 7/8 in object is still rolled, ergo no second measurement
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2790
Description

The mat of parallel reeds is woven together at almost regular intervals (about every five inches) with a narrow band of leather strips. The edges are bound with a strip of leather.

This was used over a bed frame by women and their young children.