Traveling Along the Niger River in Mali
The Niger River flows through the heart of Mali. It's waters provide an invaluable life source to much of the local population. Farming, fishing and commerce...
Interior Hanging | Fulani peoples (?) | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Africa | Interior Hanging from Mali or Ghana, Niger River region | 19th century | Wool, cotton and natural dye | Large-scale textiles created south of the Sahara were generally intended as enhancements for domestic environments
Bogolanfini Mud-Cloth from Mali and Burkina Faso
The following information is from the Smithsonian website: "Bogolan is to its wearer what the shell is for the turtle".
Africa | Blanket ~ Khasa ~ from the Fulani people from Mali | Wool; Strip woven; plain woven; supplementary weft; hand-sewn | ca. 1980. | The Fulani people of West Africa are known for their woven blankets, or khasa, made of wool from the sheep they herd. The Fulani use these blankets to protect themselves from the cold and mosquitoes during the cold and humid seasons, respectively.
A Soul on the Road
Thirty-seven years ago this month I was driving across the face of Africa with a group of ten travelers. Our destination was Kenya, and we had budgeted $800 and 8 months to complete the journey. Each of us had his own reason for being in Africa; mine was a broken heart. I was following a lover who had left me for the freedom of the road and the excitement of a front row seat on Angola’s Independence struggle. I went looking for one love and on that journey I found another — Africa, itself.