Small Congolese Raffia Apron
Country Of Origin
Western Congo Basin
44 x 17.5 cms (17¼ x 7 ins) Excluding fringes
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.
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