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Africa | Wrapper ~ bokolanfini ~ from the Bamana people of the Mali | 20th century

This is an African article of clothing called a wrapper. This particular wrapper was hand-woven and dyed by the Bamana people of Mali sometime in the century.

Hiapo Tapa Cloth  | Circa 1890s | Some scholars believe that many hiapo from this period were made by a single small community on Niue

Hiapo Tapa Cloth ca. During this period it is likely that they were made by a single small community on the island of Niue off the coast of New Zealand. Niue is the largest coral island in the world.

Africa | Bògòlanfini wrapper by Nakunte Diarra (Bamana) | 1990, Mali || Handwoven cotton textile with mud dye designs; this design refers to marriage and the moving of a bride to her husband’s village.

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Africa | Bògòlanfini wrapper by Nakunte Diarra (Bamana) | 1990, Mali || Handwoven cotton textile with mud dye designs; this design refers to marriage and the moving of a bride to her husband’s village.

One of the best known textile artists of the 20th century, Anni Albers truly was the boss.  Studying at the great Walter Gropius' Bauhaus she met and later marr

Anni & Josef Albers

In Ruth Hollos began studying at the Bauhaus Weaving workshop. Within two years of leaving the Bauhaus, Hollos became Director of a hand-weaving studio in Konigsberg in East Prussia. Hollos was mainly known for her woven wall-hangings.

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