African Tribal Art - Mahmoudi (woman's mantle), Tunisia/Libya border

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Mahmoudi (woman's mantle)
Berber people from the border of Tunisia and Libya
Wool with cotton supplementary patterns, tie-dyed at ends. The piece is dyed after weaving and the cotton resists the indigo. There are two small holes in the border area, one roughly darned in the white striped area of the detail image below. Fringes edges have some rough spots.
47" by 83" (119 by 210 cm)
20th century


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