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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: 2 x 33.5 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3/4 x 13 3/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0190

Coiled plant fiber food cover. The center is a large red circle. Outside of that is a wide band of zigzag lines that give the appearance of a flower with pointed petals. From the center out, the rows are black with black and undyed edges, a row that is half red and half undyed with black and undyed edges, black, then undyed, with red in the center of the triangles created by the edge. Outside of that band are thin bands of black, red, and black, followed by wider bands of undyed fibers, then red fibers.