Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Kuba maker
  • cloth, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • raffia, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Length/Width: 70.5 x 58 cm
    Object Length/Width: 27 3/4 x 22 13/16 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1159

The rectangular woven mat-like cloth of raffia on one side is stitched to a reverse side of cut-loop grass, yielding a "fuzzy" texture. The fuzzy side has triangles of natural tan and orange for the field, and the center of the field has two linked diamonds in concentric lines of black and brown, with lines of tan and orange inside the diamonds. The edges are fringed in grass.