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Man's ceremonial skirt

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Man's ceremonial dance skirt with border patterned with dark brown triangles embroidered with pile stitch on a beige ground, central field embroidered in counted thread stitch with interlacing geometric design in brown, white and gold. Red-pigment dyed narrow outer border edged with beige...

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Provenance

Private Collection, Belgium; 2005, sold by Private Collection to Monsieur Martin, London; March 2005, sold by Monsieur Martin to Joss Graham Gallery, London; 2006, sold by Joss Graham Gallery to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 26, 2006)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Jeremy and Hanne Grantham

African (Kuba Kingdom, Bushoong peoples), about 1900

Object Place

Democratic Republic of Congo

Dimensions

Height x width: 101 1/2 x 30 in. (257.8 x 76.2 cm)

Accession Number

2006.1172

Medium or Technique

Raffia plain weave embroidered with raffia, raffia pompoms

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes