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woven food cover
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • woven food cover, 1982
  • Where object was made: Michika, Adamawa, Nigeria
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 3.5 x 36.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 3/8 x 14 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0187

Coiled plant fiber food cover. The center of the food cover is a very wide coil in wedges of black and red plant fiber. Outside of that is an undyed band. Outside of that are bands of zigzag lines in black, green, red, black and undyed, then undyed. The edges of the zigzag lines are filled with black and red triangles. Outside of that are thinner bands of black, red, black, undyed, and red, with red on the outside edge.