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length of basho-fu (banana fiber cloth)
  • Japan
  • length of basho-fu (banana fiber cloth), late 1800s–1986
  • Where object was made: Okinawa, Japan
  • banana fiber, weaving, dyeing?
  • Object Length/Width: 117 x 34.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 46 1/16 x 13 9/16 in
  • Gift of Fifi White
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6635

The long rectangle is made of light brown cloth woven from banana fiber. There are dark brown vertical stripes in pairs of thicker or thinner stripes. The long edges are selvage, the short ends are unhemmed.