Sitting mat

African, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kuba)
20th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 57 1/4 x 24 3/4 in. (145.4 x 62.9 cm)

Accession Number

2010.708

Medium or Technique

Raffia, embroidered plain weave in black and beige

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Provenance

Before 2006, Mikoom Yemaam, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kasai, Mweka zone [see note 1]; gift of Yemaam to the MFA (Accession date: September 22, 2010)

NOTES:
[1] Probably in the family of Yemaam, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kasai, Mweka zone prior to 2006 when brought to United States (Washington DC)

Credit Line

Gift of Mikoom Yemaam in honor of Jeff Spurr