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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: 29.5 cm
    Object Diameter: 11 5/8 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0200

Circular flat mat. Dark purple field with a black band and light natural border. Design in center panel has diamonds in varying sizes in bright pink, blue-green, light natural and yellow. Light natural border has clusters of triangles in purple, orange, bright pink, green and light blue. Mat is edged with curlicues in yellow, dark blue, purple, green and bright pink.

Reverse is a "muddy" version of same design.