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Object Number:
78-2-9
Current Location:
Collections storage
Provenience:
Madagascar
Section:
African
Materials:
Grass
Description:
Raffia cloth or raban, sample piece of natural, black, white, pink-purple. This was made by the Betsinusaraka tribe of the east coast. The workmen weak smocks of plain, natural color raffia cloth; the women wear a band of striped cloth over their breasts, and ending at about the knees.
Credit Line:
Purchased from Margaret Linton

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