This strip-woven textile is a unique piece. The style and methods used allude to Western African cultures, possibly the Mende in Sierra Leone or the Fulani in Gambia. Both cultures created large textiles intended for multiple uses, such as being hung on a wall or used as a blanket.
This piece is made up of white and black vertical strips of cotton, with six horizontal stripes of black and white woven patterns connecting across the piece. Double triangle motifs are added with supplementary floats on the white strips.
Circa: Early 20th Century
Origin: West Africa
Condition: Some light discoloration, very good
Inventory number: TX5143