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woven food cover
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • woven food cover, 1982
  • Where object was made: Michika, Adamawa, Nigeria
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 2 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3/4 x 13 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0188
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Coiled plant fiber food cover. The center is a large red circle, followed by thin black, undyed, and black lines. Following that is a wide band that is divided roughly into quarters. Two of the quarters are undyed with slanted black lines cutting across the coils. The other two quarters are red with a trapezoid shape of alternating black and red fibers. Outside of that band are thin bands of black, red, and black followed by a wider band of undyed fibers. The outside edge is wrapped in alternating sections of red and black fibers.