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mud cloth or dung print
  • Burkina Faso
  • mud cloth or dung print, 1980
  • Where object was made: Burkina Faso
  • cotton, dung, weaving
  • Object Height/Width: 111 x 180 cm
    Object Height/Width: 43 11/16 x 70 7/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0243

Cloth made from nine thin strips of woven, natural colored cotton, sewn together horizontally. On one side of the cloth there are several designs painted on in a light brown color, identified as dung. Along the top of the cloth there are four human figures dressed in costumes and holding objects in their hands. The figure second from the left is wearing a crocodile mask and holding a sword in either hand. Below the human figures is a row of birds and fish. On the bottom row there are two animal figures including one lion, then there are two more human figures in costume and a bird on the far right. Along the top and bottom edge there is a wide border of vertical lines.