Dida Ceremonial Skirt
The Dida tribe of Ivory Coast are traditionally fishermen.For ceremonial occasion they plait strands of fiber into loincloths, tubular skirts, mantles and kerchiefs. These then get embellished by a tie- dye process of extreme virtuosity into fields of densely packed circles, ovals, rectangles and dots; allways in warm earthtones.
Circa: Early 20th c.
Origin: Ivory Coast
Material: Tie-dyed raphia fiber
Condition: Some corrosion to darker areas, fair
Dimensions: 9" x 33"
Inventory number: TX2536