ceremonial kerchief or headwrapper

Dida people1950s

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields

Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Inidianapolis, United States

A fabric panel made from minimally processed plant fiber using a plain oblique interlacing technique. All for edges of the panel have been finished with a small rolled hem. The panel has a pattern of narrow yellow bars on a red/brown ground. The bars have rows of regularly shaped, small holes on either side resulted from the stitch-resist technique used to create the dyed pattern. (This is not tie-dye in the usual sense.) The panel is trapezoid in shape.

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  • Title: ceremonial kerchief or headwrapper
  • Creator: Dida people
  • Date Created: 1950s
  • Rights: No Known Rights Holder
  • Medium / Support: plant fiber (probably raffia) dye
  • External Link: See this object at www.imamuseum.org
  • Dimensions: 20 3/4 x 25 1/2 x 1/4 in.
  • Department: Textile and Fashion Arts
  • Credit Line: Gift of Thomas Murray by exchange
  • Accession Number: 2006.77