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Woman's skirt

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Narrow tubular woman's skirt of raffia, oblique plaited and stitch-resist dyed with gold, ochre and brown; finely-stitched pattern of dark brown at top and three rectangular blocks at mid-section, with smaller gold and ochre blocks; dark brown fringe at bottom.

Provenance

By April 2004, purchased in Toulouse France by Tim and Bobbi Hamill; Gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 19, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Tim and Bobbi Hamill, Hamill Gallery of African Art

African (Dida peoples), 20th century

Dimensions

Overall (with fringe): 33.7 x 94 cm (13 1/4 x 37 in.)

Accession Number

2007.768

Medium or Technique

Raffia, oblique plaited and stitch-resist dyed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes