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Woman's skirt (ntchak)

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Raffia; embroidery, plain weave. Monochromatic central panel of red-dyed raffia cloth with raffia embroidery in an intricate, all over pattern sometimes called "foot of the chameleon." Along the long top and bottom edges are borders of undyed raffia cloth finely embroidered with an interlace...

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Credit Line

John Wheelock Elliot and John Morse Elliot Fund

African (Kuba Kingdom), 19th–20th century

Object Place

Democratic Republic of Congo


74.4 x 166.4 cm (29 5/16 x 65 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: 74.4 x 166.4 cm

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Medium or Technique

Raffia and red dye


Textiles and Fashion Arts