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  • Kuba peoples
  • sash, late 1800s–1975
  • Where object was made: Congo
  • cloth, cowrie shell, beading
  • Object Height/Diameter: 5 x 34 cm
    Object Height/Diameter: 1 15/16 x 13 3/8 in
  • Anonymous gift
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0960

Brown cloth covers an inner structure of some woven material. The loose ends of cloth are probably ties, decorated with cowrie shells at the end. The stuffed portion is decorated with three bands of cowrie shells. The beaded portion in the center of the stuffed portion resembles a knot-like design done in black and white with red diamonds in the negative space in the middle and light green diamonds in the negative space at the sides of the large central knot design.