Fulani Check Blanket
This Khasa style blanket is made by the Fulani weavers from the Niger Bend of Mali and Niger. Woven of white sheep’s wool on a horizontal strip loom, they are made up of four to six panels and sewn together. Each strip has supplementary weft detail, where motifs and patterns symbolise different influences of North Africa. Because of their weight and warmth they are only suitable for certain climates, worn in the cold season, only small numbers are exported to northern Nigeria, Burkina-Faso and Ghana.
Measures 2.1 m long x 1.3 m wide.