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Textile

Pile Cloth

Object Number:AF1660E
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Batetela
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Section:African
Materials:Fiber
Length: 68 cm
Width: 72 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1276 - Other Number

Description

Natural color fiber pile cloth with horizontal brown stripes. Fiber knots on left side; fringe on top, bottom and right sides. Darkening of left side. Delamination of fiber in top right corner and bottom center section. Shrinking in of top, bottom and right sides.

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