Title: Dida Textile
Material: Raffia fibers
Country: Ivory Coast
Description: The Dida textiles were made by women and were worn
by both men and women for ceremonial dances. They
are quite rare and sought after by museums and collectors.
The tubular shape and unique weaving technique distinguish Dida textiles from any other textiles. The
weaver could use as many as 1,500 raffia fibers which
were divided into the weft and warp and then tied to a
tree or post. The intricate woven textiles were then tied
resist dyed twice with natural pigments from natural
sources such as plant roots and leaves.
Dimensions: 29" high by 16" wide
Provenance: Ex. collection of gentleman who lived in the D.R. Congo between 1955 - 1973.