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Fulani Blanket Wall Hanging Niger Textile African

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Product #: 99588
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Title Fulani Blanket Wall Hanging Niger Textile African
Type of Object Blanket Khasa
Country of Origin Niger, Nigeria
People Fulani
Materials wool, cotton
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions 86 inches x 53 inches
Overall Condition Good
Damage/Repair Some minor stains.


 


 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  Hausa or Fulani blanket woven with  cotton warp yarn and wool weft yarn. This textile is a tapestry cloth- like formed with decorative motifs and colored stripes sewn together. On this textile the weaver had used the machine to sew the stripes. The motifs in the borders and in in the center of the blanket  suggest an influence from woolen Fulani Khasa blankets. This textile was probably used as a blanket and/or a cover to protect against the cold and mosquito.  


The Hausa continue to  produce some fine woven textiles, primarily in the Kano State of Northern Nigeria, as well as exquisite, tightly-woven baskets. Hausa men wear flowing embroidered robes called "riga," which are prized by collectors, and identified most often with the Hausa, but these textiles are not unique to  them and are, in fact, worn by several groups throughout the region.