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Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt (Nshak)

Artist/Maker: Kuba people (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

Date: not dated
Medium: raffia and dye
Overall: 31 1/2 x 249 in. (80 x 632.5 cm)
Classification: Clothing, Accessories and Jewelry
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Potamkin
Object number: 2007.48.64
DescriptionEach natural raffia panel was embroidered with undyed raffia thread and, when assembled, the entire cloth was dyed red. All designs are visualized in the mind, not sketched or pre-planned. The occasional small appliquéd patch may cover a hole made from pounding the cloth in the softening process.
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