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1957

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Overskirt (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

This is a Overskirt. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1957. Its medium is raffia, hemp and its technique is embroidered with buttonhole and pile stitches on plain weave. It is a part of the Textiles department.

It is credited Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 60 x 146.1 cm (23 5/8 x 57 1/2 in.)

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Overskirt (Democratic Republic of the Congo); raffia, hemp; H x W: 60 x 146.1 cm (23 5/8 x 57 1/2 in.); Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund; 1957-110-5

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