Saturday, January 18, 2014

Africa 3: Nsibidi

Nsibidi symbols sum up whole stories or abstract ideas.  Their form is expressed most often in woven fibers.  

The wall-sized mat from Cameroon, left, is tightly woven of banana or plantain fiber with darker stitching.  

Image from Peabody Museum, Harvard 
University.  Photographer Mark Craig.  

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