Prestige panel

CULTURE:
Dida peoples
DATE:
first half of the 20th century
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General Description

Although this panel is similar to other resist-dyed Dida textiles in color and tone, its pattern and texture are much different because of the way its surface was manipulated to resist the dye. Rather than gathering and wrapping sections of cloth to be resist-dyed, this Dida prestige panel was dyed with thin strips of cane or reed stitched directly to it. This extremely rare variant of the cane-stitched resist-dye process results in an intricate and symmetrical composition of lines arranged in geometric shapes.