NA112 – Striking indigo dyed wool and cotton bakhnug women’s cape from the Kabyle (Berber) peoples of Libya. The white cotton woven patterns do not take up the dye, leaving them prominent against the wool ground. Finely executed and interesting cotton patterning, and tie-dyed bands at each end. The plain fields have subtle variety in tone from wear. See the photo from my recent book, Clarke & Ali-de-Unzaga, African Textiles at the foot of the page for a bakhnug in use. Condition: three unobtrusive old local repairs near sides. Dates from early to mid C20th.
Measurements: 79 ins x 49 ins, 200cm x 125cm.
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