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Small Congolese Raffia Apron

Tribe Dynasty

Pende?

Country Of Origin

DRC

Region

Western Congo Basin

Date

20th century

Size

44 x 17.5 cms (17ΒΌ x 7 ins) Excluding fringes

Materials

Raffia

Condition

Good condition

This delicately woven raffia weaving has proved difficult to pin down to a particular tribe but it is most likely that it was made by one of the multifarious tribes of the western Congo. Its diamond lattice design is created by using naturally coloured raffia for the warps and red-dyed raffia for the wefts. Judging by its shape an apron seems the most obvious use of the piece but it may be a form of currency or tribute. If there is anyone out there who can shed some light on this little piece we would welcome hearing from you.

Price

Price on request

Reference No

2525

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