Bambara Hunter's Ceremonial Costume
Mali.

Handspun, handwoven cotton tunic, with leather amulets and fringes, and cowrie shells.  63"x 42"plus fringe.  This tunic is covered with girgri--amulets containing words from the Koran, as well as other protective charms to safeguard the warrior and to insure his success in hunting or war. It is thought to be over 40 years old..... $1285

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MARLA MALLETT

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