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Woman's ceremonial skirt (ntchak)

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Panels of undyed raffia weave joined to form a skirt. Dark brown raffia cloth appliqués in abstract shapes pattern the entire body of the skirt; appliquéd area also plain weave. A wide band attached along one edge forms the lower border and is decorated with appliqués similar to those of the...

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Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund

African (Kuba Kingdom, Ngongo subgroup), about 1960

Object Place

Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire)


85 x 441 cm (33 7/16 x 173 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Appliquéd raffia plain weave embroidered and appliquéd with raffia


Textiles and Fashion Arts