Woman's wrapper

African (Kuba Kingdom, Bushoong peoples)
20th century

Object Place: Mushenge, Democratic Republic of Congo


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Plant fibers and shells

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art, Textiles and Fashion Arts



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


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