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East Africa Art

Apr 4 '13
DescriptionWoven mat made of grass, cotton, glass beads and cowrie shells.The front surface of the mat is covered in red cotton that covers the outer edges and is secured in place at the back with fibre using running stitch. The front surface is covered in beadwork made from, black, red, orange, white, bottle green and dark green round glass beads. A central cruciform motif of linea and triangular designs divides the mat into four panels of further triangular designs. Around the edge of the beadwork are cowrie shells and alternate strings of red and black beads. A suspension loop is woven into the upper edge.

Description
Woven mat made of grass, cotton, glass beads and cowrie shells.The front surface of the mat is covered in red cotton that covers the outer edges and is secured in place at the back with fibre using running stitch. The front surface is covered in beadwork made from, black, red, orange, white, bottle green and dark green round glass beads. A central cruciform motif of linea and triangular designs divides the mat into four panels of further triangular designs. Around the edge of the beadwork are cowrie shells and alternate strings of red and black beads. A suspension loop is woven into the upper edge.

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