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Textile, Djenne

This is a Textile. It was produced by Knoll Textiles. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is 70% cotton, 30% nylon and its technique is plain weave with warp float patterning, piece dyed. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Djenne, a woven nylon seating fabric, is inspired by the small conical cap worn by Kuba men in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Its basketry patterns rendered as raised warp floats.

This object was donated by Knoll Textiles. It is credited Gift of Knoll Textiles.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 335.3 × 144 cm (11 ft. × 56 11/16 in.)

Cite this object as

Textile, Djenne; Produced by Knoll Textiles (United States); 70% cotton, 30% nylon; H x W: 335.3 × 144 cm (11 ft. × 56 11/16 in.); Gift of Knoll Textiles; 2015-30-7

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