Pillow - 2012.62.1_1_3K

2012.62.1_1_3K

Pillow

Maker: Unidentified Tuareg artist
Medium:Leather, pigment
Geography: Gao, Mali
Date: 20th century
Dimensions:
97 x 30 cm
Object number: 2012.62.1
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
DescriptionLong rectangular, unstuffed leather pillow constructed from one piece of leather. Both the top and the bottom are decorated with multicoloured, geometric, dyed designs. The bottom side is simpler than the top. Dark brown fringe decorates each of the shorter ends of the pillow. On the bottom, there is a cut in the leather to allow the pillow to be stuffed. Pillows such as these were used as support for sleeping or sitting and would usually be stuffed with fibre.
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