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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: 28 cm
    Object Diameter: 11 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0201

Circular, flat mat of coiled plant fibers. Center panel is divided into four wedges. One wedge is black with stylized four legged creatures and people in green, brown and light natural. Same decoration in another wedge with a light natural field, but figures aren in black or brown. Two brown wedges with rows of checkerboard diamonds in black and green or black and light natural.

Light natural border with blocks of triangles in black, green and brown.

Reverse is a "muddy" version of the same design.