University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: AF1526
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Kuba (African culture)
Bushongo
Bangendi
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Raffia
Technique:Embroidered
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912

Description

Embroidered pile cloth, natural-color raffia fiber pile cloth with brown and tan diamond and diagonal line patterns. Nine quadrants with two horizontal line and two vertical double green lines between each quadrant. Right-bottom right center portions shrunken in. Brown stain in top right portion.


Bibliography:

[Catalogue] Amachi, Ndidi U. 1995. The Art of African Textiles: Form and Function. : Page/Fig./Plate: 5View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Washburn, Dorothy K. 1990. Style, Classification and Ethnicity: Design Catagories on Bakuba Raffia Cloth. Transactions. 80 (3): 1-157. : Page/Fig./Plate: 110 Fig. V.21View Objects cited in this Publication

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