Visual display of the Senegal-France Partnership

  1. Full view
  2. Portrait detail
  3. Border detail

Senegal-France Partnership

  • ca. 1980 - ca. 1989
  • This fabric commemorates relations between former French President François Mitterand and former Senegalese President Abdou Diouf. The center features a portrait of the two leaders side by side. A floral pattern and two national flags surround the portrait. The background displays motifs of national pride such as of the Eiffel Tower, Senegal’s Presidential Palace, a rooster (national symbol of France) and a lion (national symbol of Senegal). The top and bottom border shows images of the Senegalese and French coat of arms, each displaying national mottos. Text (French): Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite; Un Peuple, Un But, Une Foi. English translation: Liberty, equality, fraternity; One people, one goal, one faith.
  • Donated by John Hutchison
  • The selvage reads "SOTIBA SIMAFRIC DAKAR"


  • ca. 1980 - ca. 1989
  • Dakar, Senegal: Société de Teinture, Blanchiment, Aprets et d’Impressions Africaines (SOTIBA-SIMPAFRIC)
  • French
Description of Originals
  • Cotton
  • 3.75 feet by 6 feet
Commemorative Fabrics from Africa
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