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Noblewoman's Skirt

A work made of raffia, plain weaves; pieced; appliquéd with plain weaves; embroidered in pearl stitches;  edged with knotted pom-poms.

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  • A work made of raffia, plain weaves; pieced; appliquéd with plain weaves; embroidered in pearl stitches;  edged with knotted pom-poms.

Date:

1875/1925

Artist:

Kuba, possibly Ngeende or Ngongo
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kasai Province

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Culture

Kuba

Title

Noblewoman's Skirt

Origin

Democratic Republic of Congo

Date

Made 1875–1925

Medium

Raffia, plain weaves; pieced; appliquéd with plain weaves; embroidered in pearl stitches; edged with knotted pom-poms

Dimensions

80.7 × 555.2 cm (31 3/4 × 218 1/2 in.)

Credit Line

Edward E. Ayer Endowment, a memorial to Charles L. Hutchinson by his great friend and admirer; Samuel P. Avery and Maurice D. Galleher endowments

Reference Number

1985.200

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