Dida Raffia Skirt Cloth


Fine tubular Dida cloth with classic tie dye design.

ON HOLD: This cloth is currently on loan for a forthcoming short exhibition in Paris. It should be available from mid September 2021. Please email me if interested.


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FR630 – Fine tubular Dida cloth with classic tie dye design on the plaited raffia ground. These cloths were worn and displayed during ceremonial dances. Made only by a few women among the small population making up the Dida ethnic group in south western Ivory Coast, the remarkable textiles are plaited together from raffia palm fibres without the use of a loom, then tie dyed using natural pigments, producing a unique puckered crinkled surface.  Early to mid C20th. Condition: excellent.

Measurement: approx. 38 inches + fringe x 19 inches, 97 cm + fringe x 48 cm

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)