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Hausa Fulani Womans Blanket Handwoven Textile African Art

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Title Hausa Fulani Womans Blanket Handwoven Textile African Art
Type of Object Cotton
Country of Origin Niger, Nigeria, Mali
People Hausa or Fulani
Materials Cotton
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 69 Inches
Width: 43 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Small holes, stains, fraying

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: An old and well used  Hausa or Fulani blanket woven with cotton warp yarn and wool weft yarn. This textile is a tapestry cloth- like formed by decorative motifs and colored stripes sewn together. 

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 the them and are, in fact, worn by several groups throughout the region.