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Fragment from a Royal Overskirt (ncaka kot)

A work made of raffia, plain weave; embroidered with raffia in looped edging, pearl, roman, stem, trammed overcast and a variation on twisted chain or lateral looping stitches.
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  • A work made of raffia, plain weave; embroidered with raffia in looped edging, pearl, roman, stem, trammed overcast and a variation on twisted chain or lateral looping stitches.

Date:

Probably early 19th century and possibly as early as the 18th century

Artist:

Kuba
Kasai region, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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Artist

Bushongo (Maker)

Title

Fragment from a Royal Overskirt (ncaka kot)

Origin

Democratic Republic of Congo

Date

Made 1701–1825

Medium

Raffia, plain weave; embroidered with raffia in looped edging, pearl, Roman, stem, trammed overcast and a variation on twisted chain or lateral looping stitches

Dimensions

106 × 41.5 cm (41 3/4 × 16 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Betty Bell Spooner Endowment

Reference Number

2003.12

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