Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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blanket
  • Mali
  • blanket, circa 1971
  • Where object was made: Mali
  • cotton, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 236 x 136 cm
    Object Length/Width: 92 15/16 x 53 9/16 in
  • Gift of C. Susan Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6941
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Description

The rectangular blanket is made from 13 narrow strips of woven cotton. Each strip has blocks of color that are offset to make an overall patchwork appearance with a red diamond in the center. It has squares in black, white, red, yellow, blue, and green. Select squares have a diamond, a checkerboard, or a long solid oval in a contrast color. The unfinished ends appear as short, white fringe.