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Soninké Box (N° 24245) Deposit sale

Harvested in Mali by Jacques Anquetil, weaver and author of "Black Africa", published by Dessain and Tolra, this geometrically shaped wooden container was designed by the Soninke to store indigo vegetable dye or other make-up (made from the indigo plant), with which the fabrics were colored (such as the sails of the Tuaregs). Crystallized residues, blue and green in color, line the bottom of the container. Patina of use nuanced with browns, small accidents. -Jacques Anquetil, theater man who became master weaver initiated among the Dogon, president of the Métiers d' French art, author of "Africa, the hands of the world" at Solar editions and "Black Africa" at ed. Dessain and Tolra, and "The Hands of the World" by .  

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