Woman's skirt

African (Dida peoples)
20th century


Dimensions

Overall (with fringe): 33.7 x 94 cm (13 1/4 x 37 in.)

Accession Number

2007.768

Medium or Technique

Raffia, oblique plaited and stitch-resist dyed

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Narrow tubular woman’s skirt of raffia, oblique plaited and stitch-resist dyed with gold, ochre and brown; finely-stitched pattern of dark brown at top and three rectangular blocks at mid-section, with smaller gold and ochre blocks; dark brown fringe at bottom.

Provenance

By April 2004, purchased in Toulouse France by Tim and Bobbi Hamill; Gift to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 19, 2007)

Credit Line

Gift of Tim and Bobbi Hamill, Hamill Gallery of African Art