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Djerma Hausa Tent Liner or Wall-Hanging Niger African Art

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Title Djerma Hausa Tent Liner or Wall-Hanging Niger Africa
Type of Object Textile
Country of Origin Niger
People Djerma or Hausa, see also Fulani
Materials cotton, dyes
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 86 inches x 53 inches
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair a few small tears and ripped stiches


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 very colorful textile! This  textile is clean and in good condition!

This blanket is stripwoven out of cotton and the strips are machine sewn together  by men. 

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.  

This  example is similar to these found  among  the neighboring the Bamana people  and also among the Mandingo. Such textiles  were generally used to decorate the wall in the interior of a wedding tent. 

See Lisa Aronso, 2007, Threads of Tima: AfricanTextiles from the Traditional to the Contemporary. Hillwood Art Museum, Brookville, New York.

John Gillow, 2003.   African Textiles. Thames and Hrdson Ltd. London