Beautiful antique African Arkilla Jengo wedding textile hanging from Mali with beautiful colour combination.
Both ends are professionally secured.
Arkilla jenngo were woven in the area west of Tomboutou near Lake Faguibine by Songhay-speaking weavers, primarily working for Tuareg patrons. They were used as highly prestigious tent hangings for high status weddings.
The narrow bands at both ends suggest that it is a complete piece
This item has lived a hearty life participating in the lives of the original creators. Therefore signs of usage are present in the form of minor stains, tears, repairs, thread loss etc.
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.