Woman's wrapper

African (Kuba Kingdom, Bushoong peoples)
20th century


Object Place: Mushenge, Democratic Republic of Congo

Dimensions

Height x width: 54 1/2 x 21 1/2 in. (138.4 x 54.6 cm)

Accession Number

2006.827

Medium or Technique

Plant fibers and shells

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black and brown abstract checked pattern with brown diamonds and shells at the edges.

Provenance

Before 1993, family of King Bope Mabintshi Maam'Beek; by descent to King Bope's grandson, Mikoom Yemaam; 1993, exported from Bushenge region, Kuba Kingdom, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to Liege, Belgium by Yemaam; 2005, exported from Belgium to Washington DC by Yemaam; purchased from Yemaam by MFA (Accession date: January 25, 2006)

Credit Line

Gift of Kuba Royal family - Mikoom Yemaam