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Woman's wrapper

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Black and brown abstract checked pattern with brown diamonds and shells at the edges.


Before 1993, family of King Bope Mabintshi Maam'Beek; by descent to King Bope's grandson, Mikoom Yemaam; 1993, exported from Bushenge region, Kuba Kingdom, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to Liege, Belgium by Yemaam; 2005, exported from Belgium to Washington DC by Yemaam; purchased from Yemaam by MFA (Accession date: January 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Kuba Royal family - Mikoom Yemaam

African (Kuba Kingdom, Bushoong peoples), 20th century

Object Place

Democratic Republic of Congo


Height x width: 54 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (138.4 x 54.6 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Plant fibers and shells


Textiles and Fashion Arts