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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 Height/Diameter: 1.5 x 31 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 9/16 x 12 3/16 in
  • Gift of Professor Beverly Mack
  • Not on display
  • C2011.041
Description

Slightly concave mat or food cover made from coiling dyed and undyed plant fibers. The outer rim is a reddish brown color. Inside of that there is a wide band of undyed, very light tan colored fibers. That is followed by a thin row of black coils with reddish brown, black outlined triangles on it with a field of undyed fibers. The center is a small reddish brown circle with a black outline.