Small ‘Square’ Dida


Small natural dyed Dida raffia cloth.

1 in stock


FR627 – Small ‘square’ Dida cloth with subtle tie-dyed patterning on the plaited raffia ground. These cloths were displayed during ceremonial dances. Made only by a few women among the small population making up the Dida ethnic group in south western Ivory Coast, the remarkable textiles are plaited together from raffia palm fibres without the use of a loom, then tie dyed using natural pigments, producing a unique puckered crinkled surface. Early to mid C20th. Condition: has a patched repair and a number of small holes – Note that the technique of making and tie dying these flimsy raffia textiles typically leaves older used examples with numerous small worn holes.

Measurement: approx. 16 inches x 16 inches, 40cm x 40cm

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.)