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Kuba people, Shoowa sub-group Kasai and Sanikam River districts, Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire)
Kasai cut-pile raffia textile ?Man's garment late 19th-early 20th century Description: in black, beige, sienna-rose and purple
Place made: Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire)
Materials & Technique: textiles, raffia, natural dyes weaving, embroidery
Dimensions: 79.0 h x 152.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 1985
Accession No: NGA 85.628
Subject: African art
Provenance:
  • Purchased from the Edward H. Merrin Gallery, New York