Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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leather pillow
  • Liberia
  • leather pillow, late 1800s–1976
  • Where object was made: Liberia
  • leather, cotton, dyeing, applique
  • Object Height/Diameter: 7.5 x 37 cm height is thickness of pillow
    Object Height/Diameter: 2 15/16 x 14 9/16 in height is thickness of pillow
  • Gift of C. Susan Brown
  • Not on display
  • 2007.3097

The fairly flat round pillow is made of leather and filled with a cotton towel. The pillow is white leather with yellow leather fringe around it. The front of the pillow is decorated with a scene depicting a person dressed in green sitting in front of two pyramidal houses or tents with a red camel. The space around the scene is filled with vines and leaves in green and brown.