Dida Ceremonial Kerchief
The Dida tribe of Ivory Coast are traditionally fishermen.For ceremonial occasions, they plait strands of fiber into loincloths, tubular skirts, mantles and kerchiefs.These get embellished by tie-dyeing them in circles, ovals, rectangles and dots in warm earth tone colors derived from natural resources.
Circa: early 20th c.
Origin: Ivory Coast
Material: Tied and dyed raphia fiber
Condition: Some corrosion to dark brown areas, fair
Dimensions: 22" x 25"
Inventory number: TX2765