Korhogo are hand-painted on coarsely woven cotton using mud/tea base. They are artwork by the Senufo people of Cote D’Ivoire. Women would plant the cotton seeds, harvest, and spin the cotton fibers. Men would weave the cotton into narrow strips of cloth that were then stitched together into a larger fabric. (The fabric in modern Korhogo is one-piece yardage from Mali)The painting is done by men using fermented mud and the tea made from the bark of a tree. The exact formula and tree type are closely held secrets of the artist! The figures are traditional images and each has a specific meaning.

This piece seems to signify the sharing of the abundance.  Buttons adorn the piece, and the animals have tiny button eyes. A hanging sleeve is attached.

 Appox.51" x 46"

Sharing the Abundance