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Tellem civilization

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Among the forms of apparel recovered from Tellem burials in the Bandiagara are men’s tunics with wide sleeves. Such garments were made by sewing together narrow strips of cotton cloth woven on traditional West African looms. They were produced in both a straight-bodied style and a gored shape that flares outward.

Tunic, Cotton, Tellem civilization

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