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  • Textile Blanket, Chieftan, 19th century; Fulani
    Fulani people; Mali or Ghana
    Cotton, wool; L. 120 in. (304.8 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1971 (1971.30)

    Although collected in Ghana, this cloth resembles in pattern and technique textiles made by the Maabube, a caste of weavers among the Fulani pastoralists who live along the bend of the Niger River. The weaver of this cloth masterfully arranged white areas, colored stripes, and checkerboard patterns to create the bold but symmetrical overall design.

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  • Textile Blanket, Chieftan, 19th century; Fulani
    Fulani people; Mali or Ghana
    Cotton, wool; L. 120 in. (304.8 cm)
    Rogers Fund, 1971 (1971.30)

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