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Apron

Back Apron

Object Number:AF1715
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Baluba
Provenience: Zaire
Kasai District
Belgian Congo
Lulua River
Section:African
Materials:Plant Fiber
Credit Line:Purchased from J. F. G. Umlauff, 1912
Other Number:1188 - Field No SF

Description

Woman' s back apron. Made of leaves. Front of piece is flat, oval in shape with different shade of material. This piece is made up of many layers of this plant fiber. All of the layers are sewn together by a thinner piece of same material. On the back of piece, the crossovers of stitching is evident. Protruding from the back, top of this piece is a rather large piece of fiber that is decorated with stripes.

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