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two habil (ropes)
  • Hawazma peoples
  • two habil (ropes), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kadugli, Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • plant fiber, wood
  • Object Length/Width: .1 42 x 23 cm
    Object Length/Width: .1 16 1/2 x 9 1/16 in
    Object Length/Width: .2 45 x 25 cm
    Object Length/Width: .2 17 11/16 x 9 13/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0281.01,2
Description

These two bundles of twisted rope are wrapped on wooden supports.

They were intended to form the crosswise weft of a bed (known as an angoreb).

They are baobab tree bark fiber and are used for the warp on the angoreb. See 2007.0284.