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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
  • plastic, coiling
  • Object Diameter: 22 cm
    Object Diameter: 8 11/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.034
Description

Flat round mat or cover woven from thin tubes of plastic. The design is made up of thin bands of color alternating randomly. The colors include yellow, green, red, dark blue, and white. The stitches holding the coils together are mostly red, with some areas in green