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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 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3/4 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0191
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Coiled plant fiber food cover. The center is a wide coil of alternating wedges of red and black plant fibers. 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 and black triangles. Outside of that band are thin bands of black, red, and black, followed by wider bands of undyed fibers, then red fibers.