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Commemorative cloth

La Dynastie Du Royaume Bamoun

African (Cameroon)
about 2002


Object Place: Cameroon, Africa

Dimensions

Length x width: 115.6 x 537.2 cm (45 1/2 x 211 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5439

Medium or Technique

Cotton plain weave, screen printed

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Blue and white cotton textile with abstract patterning and two repeating motifs. A column from top to bottom with “NGUON,” medallion, characters/symbols, and statue with standing figures and rectangular panel titled “La Dynastie Du Royaume Bamoun” with printed portraits, names, and dates for United Bamouni kings of Cameroon. Commemorative Cloth made for the Nja Festival.

Provenance

December 2004, purchased by Christraud Geary, Medford, MA in the market of Foumban, Cameroon; 2009, year-end gift of Geary to the MFA (Accession date: January 20, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Christraud M. Geary