Fulani Wool Kaasa


FR742 – Natural dyed wool kaasa cloth from Mali collected in the 1970s


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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. These thick wool kaasa cloths, always made up of six strips, and with elaborate floating weft motifs, were traded across much of West Africa and prized for the warmth they provided during cold nights. This fine example was bought new in Mali in the 1970s and is in pristine condition. Would look great across the end of a bed. Modern kaasa can often be quite scratchy in feel leading traders to tell gullible tourists that they are camel wool. This older example is relatively soft.

Measurements 290 cm X 136, 114 inches X 54.

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.)