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Bark loincloth (pongo)

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Abstract design of lines, shaded in triangles, small ex’s, slashes, and dots on a beige ground.

Provenance

About 1930, collected by Mr. Buscahot of Belgium in the Congo; 1989 purchased by Tai Textile Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico and Pierre Loos, Brussels, Belgium; Purchased by MFA March 21, 2007

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Robert and Jane Burke, Suzanne W. and Alan J. Dworsky, Jeremy and Hanne Grantham, and funds from the Textile Curator's Fund and Textile Deaccession Fund

African (Mbuti peoples), 1930s

Object Place

Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dimensions

Length and width: 25.4 x 73.7 cm (10 x 29 in.)

Accession Number

2007.227

Medium or Technique

Beaten bark with vegetal pigment

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes