Fulani Wedding Hanging


FR929 – Finely woven and densely patterned Fulani wedding hanging from Mali

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Black and white checkerboard patterning is crossed by the red, green, and yellow of the Malian flag on this finely woven and densely patterned Fulani wedding hanging from Mali. We can see updated versions of the traditional Fulani motifs and tassels of the much older wool wedding hanging traditions. These cloths were an important aspect of weddings in wealthy Malian households in the 1960s, hung up on walls or draped as a coverlet over a newly fashionable European style bed, they served to display and enhance the prestige of the families involved. Dates from around the 1960s. Minor signs of wear but in very good complete condition. Measurements 7’8″ x 4’9″, 234 cm x 141.

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.)