Cloth Currency

African, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Libon peoples
early to mid-20th century


Object Place: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Africa

Dimensions

Image: 1.3 x 3.8 x 85.7 cm (1/2 x 1 1/2 x 33 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2005.1191

Medium or Technique

Raffia and fiber

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Numismatics

Provenance

Between 1990 and 2002, acquired by Alan Helms, Boston [see note]; 2005, year-end gift of Alan Helms to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2006)

NOTE: Probably purchased from a gallery in Paris or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Alan Helms