Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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loincloth
  • Africa
  • loincloth, late 1800s
  • raffia, weaving
  • Object Length/Width: 76 x 90 cm width is fringe to fringe; length is fringe to unfinished edge
    Object Length/Width: 29 7/8 x 35 3/8 in width is fringe to fringe; length is fringe to unfinished edge
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1163
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This is a square woven raffia mat with fringe on the sides. The fourth side is an unfinished edge. The formerly attached tag indicates this is one half of a loincloth, so presumably the other half would be sewn to this fourth side.