Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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raffia skirt
  • Africa
  • raffia skirt, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Africa
  • raffia, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: approximately 63 x 33 cm
    Object Height/Width: approximately 24 3/4 x 13 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0236

A length of black or dark brown raffia fringe is looped over a twisted cord. The cord is knotted at each end, and one end is loose to act as a tie. Each piece of "fringe" is twisted, then knotted, and the ends are left loose.