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Woman's ceremonial skirt (ntchak)

Madder dyed plain weave and compound weave raffia with appliquéd designs and raffia pompom trim.

Credit Line

Textile Curator's Fund

African (Kuba peoples, Bushoong subgroup), 19th century

Object Place

Democratic Republic of Congo

Dimensions

71 x 643 cm (27 15/16 x 253 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

1993.696

Medium or Technique

Appliquéd raffia; plain weave patterned with weft floats, appliquéd and embroidered

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes