This is a cotton textile, a loin cloth (called Gabaga or Tari) from Burkina Faso.
It is traditionally hand-made and dyed with Indigo. The Mossi have been weavers of cotton for centuries. A particular group among the Mossi, called the Yarse, specialize in weaving long, narrow cotton strips which could be cut into shorter bands and sewn together selvage to selvage to form a whole piece of cloth.Weaving is an ancient tradition in the area now inhabited by the Mossi. Several of the original clans include stories of weavers in their myths of origin, and among clans near Guilongou, between Ouagadougou and Kaya, traditions state that the founding ancestor was a weaver who descended to earth on the threads of his warp carrying a wooden mask.
The item is worn and there is a stain, so you might want to wash it. But it is in an overall good condition.
Wraparound skirt with geometric motifs.
With very harmonious tints.
Size: 163 x 112 cm
- Lomo índigo
- Nombre de objeto indígena
- Grupo étnico/cultura
- Región / país
- Burkina Faso
- Finales del siglo XX
- En buen estado, usado con algunos signos de desgaste
- Se vende con soporte
- 163×112×0 cm