African Handwoven Stripweave and Embroidered Tablecloth and Napkins

Artwork
Identifier:
2021.53.1a-g
Artist:
Artist Unknown
Credit:
Gift of Barbara Paxon
Medium:
Woven and Embroidered Cotton Fabric
Date:
1980
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 49" Width: 72"
Note: Tablecloth: 49"h x 72"w Napkins (each): 13"h x 10"w
Description:
Tablecloth is most white with a woven brown geometric design towards the center and a border around the edges. Napkin are white with a small brown "X" pattern in one croner. Possibly made in Senufo, North Ivory Coast, Africa.
Historical Context:
Stripweave is a textile technique in which large numbers of thin strips of cloth are sewn together to produce a finished fabric.