The Sahel, where most Fulani live, is an arid region south of the Sahara. The area reaches both extreme heat during the day and also can get very cold at night. Throughout this area, wool or cotton blankets and cover cloths are used both for warmth in the cold nights and as protection against mosquitoes.
Chiefs have used Fulani blankets for centuries to line ceremonial litters, cloak important drums, and various other display purposes.
This particular piece is a very rich example in terms of motifs and design
94 cm by 50 cm
Estimated to be from the mid 1900s
Has holes tears and repairs