Wedding Blanket (khasa)

The nomadic pastoral peoples of the West African sahel, including the Peul and Fulani, weave blankets and furnishing textiles made of wool. The blankets serve as a barrier from the cold during winter months and protect from mosquitos as well. The thread used for the textile is made of sheep’s wool, and is handspun and dyed […]


The Dogon people of Mali have one of the oldest traditions of weaving in all of sub-Saharan Africa. Remnants of ancient textiles have been found in burial caves in the Bandiagara Cliffs at the bend of the Niger River where the Dogon have lived for thousands of years. The design of this blanket is a […]