Very Superior Bogolanfini

£840.00

FR704 – Superb and exceptional bogolanfini, mud and tannin dyed strip weave hand spun cotton cloth from a female artist of the Minyanka peoples in Mali.

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Description

Superb and exceptional bogolanfini, mud and tannin dyed strip weave hand spun cotton cloth from a female artist of the Minyanka peoples in Mali. This remarkable cloth was designed for the well known Malian artist and costume designer Kandjoura Coulibaly as part of his work on the film “Guimba” in 1995, for which he won the award for Best Costumes at the FESPACO in Ougadougou that year. It was later sold by Coulibaly to the Swiss scholar of African textiles Bernhard Gardi. The design adapts traditional motifs and seems to also allude to narrow strip patterning, and is executed with great skill and finesse on a much larger piece of cloth than is typical for bogolan. Condition is excellent.

Measurements:  102 inches x  54 , 260 cm x 138 cm

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