Handspun, handwoven cotton cloth - 979.203.3_1

979.203.3_1

Handspun, handwoven cotton cloth

Medium:Cotton tabby
Geography: Sierra Leone
Date: 1979
Dimensions:
106.5 x 9.7 cm
Object number: 979.203.3
Credit Line: No Credit Line
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Description

Even little pieces of white cloth have big powers in West Africa. White is associated with rain, cooling, water, and spirits. Cotton that is hand-spun by women has life-giving properties: it heals, protects and honours spirits when made into dress or given as offerings.

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