NA109 – 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. On this piece they are unusually large scale and strong, marking this piece as a scarce Libyan variant form. See the photo in my recent book, Clarke & Ali-de-Unzaga, African Textiles: The Karun Thakar Collection page 292 for a bakhnug in use. Condition is excellent. Dates from early to mid C20th.
Measurements: 71 ins x 47 ins, 181cm x 120cm.
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