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three tujaj (ropes)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • three tujaj (ropes), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • plant fiber
  • Object Length: each 48 cm
    Object Length: each 18 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0280.01-3

These three bundles of rope are made of twisted plant fibers. There are knots at each end of the ropes and the bundles are each tied with raffia.
2007.0280.01 has four ties, one at each end and two in the middle.
2007.0280.02 has three ties, one at one end and two in the middle.
2007.0280.03 has two raffia ties in the middle.

These were intended to form the lengthwise warp of a bed (known as an angoreb).

These are unknown grass fiber and were used for weft on stools and beds. See 2007.0284.