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Woman's Overskirt

A work made of raffia, plain weave; pieced; embroidered in lateral looping, and stem and running stitches cut to form pile; couching; joined by buttonhole, pearl, and trammed twisted buttonhole stitches; edged in lateral looping stitches.
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  • A work made of raffia, plain weave; pieced; embroidered in lateral looping, and stem and running stitches cut to form pile; couching; joined by buttonhole, pearl, and trammed twisted buttonhole stitches; edged in lateral looping stitches.

Date:

19th century

Artist:

Kuba, Bushong
Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mushenge

About this artwork

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Textiles

Culture

Kuba

Title

Woman's Overskirt

Place

Democratic Republic of the Congo (Object made in)

Date

Made 1801–1900

Medium

Raffia, plain weave; pieced; embroidered in lateral looping, and stem and running stitches cut to form pile; couching; joined by buttonhole, pearl, and trammed twisted buttonhole stitches; edged in lateral looping stitches

Dimensions

162.1 × 72.2 cm (63 3/4 × 28 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Tillie C. Cohn Fund and Tillie C. Cohn Fund in memory of her parents, Max and Rose N. Cohn

Reference Number

1987.163

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