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one of a set of three berash (mat strips)
  • Bakheita Hamid Hanai
  • one of a set of three berash (mat strips), 1983–1984
  • Where object was made: Kurdufān (present-day Southern Kordofan), Sudan
  • palm leaf fiber, weaving, braiding
  • Object Height/Diameter: 6 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 3/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Museum purchase: KUEA Funds
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3275.03
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Description

This is one of a set of three strips of woven palm leaf fiber, locally known as "zaaf."

2007.3275.03 is natural colored, with finished ends. It is rolled and tied with a braided strip of fibers from the inside end of the strip.