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Dida Raffia textile, Tubular Dress.
Côte d'Ivoire.
earl 20th century, cm. 99x54

These textiles are quite rare, and on the wish list of many museums because they are no longer made.

This cloth is woven from fiber gathered from the raffia palm and patterned by the tie-dye technique using hundreds of stitches to form a resist, and a series of dips and a release technique. The dyes are all natural- using plant and root dyes. The palette of yellow, red and black is derived from plant roots, leaves and minerals.

Very good condition.


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Is dedicated to Nunzio, my only and best brother I could have had. He was also a friend of mine, and of great help in my life, making me simple hard decisions.
What you find here is his personal collection. Unfortunately, my home is not large enough to contain all, so if you are interested in purchasing any article, please contact me. Some of these articles are already collected by some friends of mine and are no more available. These pieces are marked with a red asterisk.
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ABOUT NUNZIO

Nunzio Crisa
(17/2/1958-14/7/2012).
After the degree in physic he left Milano to Munich, where he got the PhD in Physical Chemistry at the Ludwig-Maximilians Universitaet.
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