Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Chokwe maker
  • breechcloth, late 1800s
  • Where object was made: Democratic Republic of the Congo or Angola?
  • palm fiber, weaving, dyeing?
  • Object Length/Width: 90 x 95 cm
    Object Length/Width: 35 7/16 x 37 3/8 in
  • Gift of Kansas Bible Chair
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6619

This is a nearly square panel of woven palm fiber. The woven portion is a light natural color with two zigzags down the center in darker brown and two wide rectangles of alternating light natural and darker brown stripes. There are longer fringes on the sides and short fringe on one end.

The back is undecorated.