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Dance skirt (tcaka)

African (Kuba Kingdom, Bushoong peoples)
early 20th century


Object Place: The Democratic Republic of the Congo

Dimensions

Overall: 94 x 914.4 cm (37 x 360 in.)

Accession Number

2004.2277

Medium or Technique

Appliquéd, tie-dyed and appliquéd raffia plain weave, shells

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Woman’s dance skirt of raffia, tie-dyed in hues of brown, red, and purple with abstract, geometric panels of plain weave raffia inlaid along the length of the cloth; fringed along selvedge edges and seashells attached at either end of the length.

Provenance

Purchased in 1990-1991; 2004 Year-End Gift to the MFA, January 26, 2005

Credit Line

Gift of Mary H. Kahlenberg and Robert T. Coffland