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woven food cover
  • unknown Temne maker
  • woven food cover, 1975
  • Where object was made: Kamakwie, Sierra Leone
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Height/Diameter: 1 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 3/8 x 13 3/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0192

Coiled plant fiber food cover. The coils are intermittently joined rather than with every stitch. Most of the plant fibers are undyed. The center of the coil is small, with the plant fibers only wrapped around one bundle of plant fibers. About one third of the way from the center there are three bars of orange fibers that have edges of black and undyed fibers. Near the outside edge there are orange triangles with the points toward the center. Outside of the triangles is one coil of alternating black and undyed fibers. The outermost two coils are undyed.