Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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woven food cover
  • unknown Hausa-Fulani maker
  • woven food cover, 1982
  • Where object was made: Kano, Nigeria
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Diameter: 30 cm
    Object Diameter: 11 3/4 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0199
Label Text

Circular mat. Center panel has three bands of brown triangles in center, alternating with yellow, green or red triangles. Triangles or diamonds outside of that in red, green, yellow or black. Stylized four-legged animals or two legged figures in the larger diamond shapes. Black band near edge. Light natural border with trianges in brown, gree, red, black and yellow. Edged with curlicues in black, red, green or yellow.