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A private gallery in San Francisco featuring Asian and Tribal Art, ethnographic jewelry and textiles.
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Sakalava Prayer Mat

Sakalava people, West Coast of Madagascar, 19th century

Ikat dyed rafia with natural dyes

44" (h) x 27" (w)

This extremely rare textile was made by the Sakalava people of Northwest Madagascar. There is a small stain above the central mihrab which is a sign of its frequent use for prayer by its former owner.  The mat was collected in Gujarat.  

Inventory no. 6344

Price on request