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Djerma Handwoven Textile Tent Hanging Niger African Art

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Title Djerma Handwoven Textile Tent Hanging Niger Africa
Type of Object Textile
Country of Origin Niger
People Djerma
Materials Cotton, dyes
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 70 inches Height x 112 inches Width.
Overall Condition Fair to good
Damage/Repair Some loose steams, needs restitching on some seams. Pink bleading on white lines.

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.

Additional Information:
A Djerma Huge handwoven tent hanging-This is an extremely rare African textile stripwoven out of cotton. Some strips have cotton threads on them, others have geometric motifs. Strips are sewn together so that the motifs joint up to form lateral bands of pattern alternating the embroidered geometric motifs and the cotton tread designs. The cotton thread used for this cloth is millspun and dyed in various colors. Among the Djerma weaving is a man's work. Weaver uses a special loom which consists of a simple frame and round branches and a heddle pulley with long pedal. (Read John Gillow, African textiles, 2003, p. 43).

The Djerma live in Niger and are neighbors of Songhai with whom they share the same origin and  Peul or Fulani peoples. Weaving is one of the most popular occupations for men. 

I have examined this piece and agree with the description

Niangi Batulukisi, PhD