Weaving within the context of textile craftsmanship in the Dogon country:
The different stages of the craftsmanship process are well-defined and distributed between women and men. With the income from the cultivation of their own fields, women buy cotton, as well as other raw materials, which are then manually spun. Then they give the threads to the weavers who are always men. Men weave the webs according to the women’s commissions and are paid by the women. Women decide whether they saw, dye or directly sell the webs to the merchants.
Unlike dyers or forgers of the Dogon country, weavers do not form an endogamous group of craftsmen. They are usually farmers and only weave during the dry season, in order to have an additional source of income.
We can sometimes note traces of wear, bands which are partially unstitched, and tints which slightly faded off over the years.
However, the offered wraparound skirts have been selected one by one, with much care and attention.
The pictures are part of the description.
- Totaal aantal items
- Etnische groep / cultuur
- Regio / land
- Midden 20e eeuw
- Goede staat, gebruikt met enige tekenen van slijtage
- Verkocht met standaard
- 0×121×150 cm
- 380 g