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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: 2.5 x 32.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 x 12 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0189
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Coiled plant fiber food cover. The center is a very wide coil of alternating wedges of color in black, red, and undyed. Outside of that are thin rows of black, undyed, and black followed by a wide band of undyed. Following that is a decorative band that has six trapezoid shapes made of alternating black and red fibers. Between the trapezoids are slanted lines of black and undyed fibers. Outside of that band are thin bands of black, red, and black, followed by a wider band of undyed fibers. The outside coil is wrapped in alternating sections of red and black.