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1940

  • Work on this object ended.

1961

  • We acquired this object.

2013

2021

  • You found it!

Status Cloth (Democratic Republic of the Congo)

This is a Status cloth. It is dated early 20th century and we acquired it in 1961. Its medium is raffia and its technique is plain weave embroidered with stem and pile stitches. It is a part of the Textiles department.

This object was donated by Alan L. Wolfe. It is credited Gift of Alan L. Wolfe.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 72.1 x 57.2 cm (28 3/8 x 22 1/2 in.)

Cite this object as

Status Cloth (Democratic Republic of the Congo); raffia; H x W: 72.1 x 57.2 cm (28 3/8 x 22 1/2 in.); Gift of Alan L. Wolfe; 1961-115-45

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