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HAB-92-1003766791

Date

2020 January

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University

Institut des Sciences Humaines du Mali

Location

Douentza
Mali
15° 0' 16.2792" N, 2° 57' 18.2232" W
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Title

Cloth as vehicle of Malian crisis

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This large cotton boubou, well sewn, shows one of the designs that reflect the Malian crisis. The product comes from Douentza (located in the 5th region of Mali). The elements seen on the boubou illustrate the proliferation of the crisis. The arrangement of the designs forms a chain of problems. Each element is in the form of a hook and the two small dashes from top to bottom show the continuation of the chain.

In view of the crisis that has been hitting Mali since 2012, the dyeing and dyeing products business is experiencing several difficulties. Access to raw materials as well as the marketing of finished products throughout the country has been affected. The sale of handmade fabrics from Sangha or Douentza (localities in the 5th administrative region of Mali) has become difficult due to insecurity. Thus, to illustrate this situation, actors in the dyeing sector were able to create designs on fabrics called "Malian crisis".

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