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Traditional cloth - Pano de obra

Unknown author20th century

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art

Museum of Ethnology & Museum of Popular Art

"Pano de obra", a traditional type of cloth introduced to Cape-Verde from Guinea-Bissau made from cotton. It consists of six narrow strips, stitched together, with an embossed weave decoration, of colour on a white background. There are also decorative motifs of the geometric type arranged in cross bars. On the sides, it has crosses inscribed on lozenges.

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  • Title: Traditional cloth - Pano de obra
  • Creator: Unknown author
  • Date Created: 20th century
  • Location Created: Santiago Island, Cape Vert
  • Physical Dimensions: 85 cm x 170 cm
  • Type: Textiles
  • Rights: Collection: National Museum of Ethnology. Image: DGPC/ADF
  • Medium: Cotton, natural dye

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