Fulani Sakalaare Cloth


FR755 – Unusually large version of a type of wool and handspun cotton cloth  known as sakalaare from a Fulani weaver in Mali.

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Fulani “maabuube” men working in the Niger bend region of Mali were the only weavers in sub-Saharan Africa to make woollen cloths. This cloth, or a type known as sakalaare, is rarer than the more familiar kaasa blankets, made up of seven strips rather than the six of a kaasa, and the white areas are handspun cotton rather than wool. This neat example is rather larger than would be typical for the style. It was bought in Mali in the 1970s and is in pristine condition.

Measurements 320 cm X 148, 126 inches X 58.

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.)