Dogon saddle cloth, Mali

This is a Dogon saddle cloth from Mali, Africa. The design is vibrant and unusual, these patterns are not common. The materials used have been recycled a modern fabric with a rubberized surface which has been brightly painted. The work is very typical of the Dogon. The center of the blanket is woven on narrow looms and is cotton, and each strip has been sewn together. This is how they make cloth, as we would have made it before the invention of the Spinning Jenny.

£95. 50 “ x 29” or 74 cm X 127 cm

Purchased from Harvey Derrien. 2017