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woven basketry food cover or mat
  • Hausa-Fulani peoples
  • woven basketry food cover or mat, 1979
  • Where object was made: Nigeria
  • plant fiber, coiling, dyeing
  • Object Diameter: 29 cm
    Object Diameter: 11 7/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.032
Description

Flat, round mat or cover made from coiled plant fiber. The outer rim is a brownish red color, followed by a band of undyed fibers, followed by a band of alternating blocks of solid red and blocks of dark brown and undyed stripes. The center is solid red.