Exploring textiles

The textile arts of Madagascar is a great site to explore African textiles. Click on the pictures on the home page and you will be taken to the different areas of the site.

Throughout Madagascar, cloth is used to honor the dead and to show respect to revered ancestors. In this photograph, the coffin of a deceased Tanala elder is covered with a striped handwoven cloth during a mourning ceremony

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