Cleaned and ready to use, beautiful mud cloth hand crafted in Mali, Africa. This color is deep burnished gold or brass.
Textile A1 has less color variation then textile A2. Pleas specify if ordering one piece and not both.
Abstract Dogon tribe mask symbols. The weight is sufficient for upholstery or use it to make hearty pillow covers.
100% cotton, washable with care.
Measures approximately 60 inches Long x 43 inches wide.
It is my understanding that the symbols on this textile represent a Dogon mask called kanaga.
"These masks are worn primarily at dama, a collective funerary rite for Dogon men. The ritual’s goal is to ensure the safe passage of the spirits of the deceased to the world of the ancestors. The ceremony is organized by members of Awa, a male initiation society with ritual and political roles within Dogon society. As part of the public rites related to death and remembrance, Awa society members are responsible for the creation and performance of the masks. This mud cloth represents these Dogon tribe masks."
Citation credit Khan Academy.
This abstract form has been interpreted as a symbol of the creative force of god and the arrangement of the universe. The upper crossbar represents the sky and the lower one, the earth.
As with all hand drawn and hand dyed pieces, this item has some unique attributes like uneven printing, uneven color, and cotton nubs, but these traits add to the beauty and unique quality of this hand made fabric. Ends are unfinished.
Please message me with any questions as this item is not returnable.
Ships from my studio in Long Beach, California.
3-5 business days
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