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Dogon Farmer's Shorts Handwoven Mali African Artifact

Regular Price: $39.00

Special Price: $19.00

Product #: 107552
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Title Dogon Farmer's Shorts Handwoven Mali African Artifact
Type of Object Shorts
Country of Origin Mali
People Dogon
Materials Cotton
Approximate Age mid 20th century
Dimensions 60 inches at waist;14.75 inches tall
Overall Condition Fair to good.. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners. Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use. We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings. Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair no drawstring, stained; some odor and general wear


Additional Information: These well used and undyed cotton cloth pants comes from the Dogon people.  Shorts are worn bunched up using a drawstring.  These shorts were  parts of a special outfit wore by the Dogon farmers. Matching  robe and hat that could make a complete  costume are missing. A complete outfit would be worn by farmers.


We do not recommend laundering textiles, and do not accept returns of textiles which have been laundered in any manner.  Even dry cleaning is too much for some of these antique textiles.  For some of them, a very gentle HAND washing  (NEVER MACHINE, on any setting)  in cool water with a very gentle detergent works, but even then, dyes may not be colorfast, and fabric may be less strong than it appears.