Woman's Overskirt

A work made of raffia, plain weave; pieced; embroidered in lateral looping, and stem and running stitches cut to form pile; couching; joined by pearl and trammed twisted buttonhole stitches; edged in lateral looping stitches.
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  • A work made of raffia, plain weave; pieced; embroidered in lateral looping, and stem and running stitches cut to form pile; couching; joined by pearl and trammed twisted buttonhole stitches; edged in lateral looping stitches.

Date:

19th century

Artist:

Kuba, Bushong
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mushenge

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Artist

Kuba

Title

Woman's Overskirt

Origin

Democratic Republic of Congo

Date

1801–1900

Medium

Raffia, plain weave; pieced; embroidered in lateral looping, and stem and running stitches cut to form pile; couching; joined by pearl and trammed twisted buttonhole stitches; edged in lateral looping stitches

Dimensions

137.5 × 57.8 cm (54 1/8 × 22 3/4 in.)

Credit Line

Tillie C. Cohn Fund in memory of her parents, Max and Rose N. Cohn

Reference Number

1987.165

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