Rare Muunyuure Variant


FR757 -Apparently unique predominantly white variant form of the classic and important Fulani and Dogon muunyuure textile from Mali.

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Muunyuure are an important genre of thick handspun cotton blue and white prestige cloths woven for centuries by Fulani maabube weavers in Mali, with the Dogon uldebe funerary cloths forming a related subset. Typically however they are predominantly indigo dyed blue cloths with rows of weft float patterning in blue on top of white weft stripes. This apparently unique variant form is almost entirely white apart from the borders. No similar examples are known from museum collections. Made up of nine strips of 14 cm width, with onnly sic bands of weft float patterning rather than the usual nine. While presumably there was a significance behind the weaving of this varaint form we have no way of knowing what it was. Collected in Ghana where both cotton and wool textiles from Mali have been traded for centuries and are highly prized. dates from early C20th. In excellent complete condition.

Measurements 85 inches X 49, 215 cm X 125.

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