Fulani blankets, or munnyuure, were a part of a married woman's wardrobe in Mali. Most women were expected to wear this piece either draped over their shoulder or their head when leaving the house, as it was a symbol of status.
Munnyuure translates to "to patiently endure," due to the exhaustive nature of the production of this textile. An expert weaver must be patient to be sure that the designs match up when each strip is sewn together. It is made with naturally indigo-dyed cotton which is hand-spun by women, and woven by men.
Circa: 20th c
Condition: minor bleed in center bottom, very good condition.
Dimensions: 104" x 58"
Inventory number: TX5005
Keep in mind ...
Our vintage and antique pieces have traveled throughout the world and survived decades - maybe even centuries - of use. Do not expect them to be in perfect or *new* condition. Signs of their past makers and owners may be noticeable such as small holes, loose threads, & stains. In our opinion, this adds to their charm!