Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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epe-ibong (bag)
  • unknown Uda maker
  • epe-ibong (bag), circa 2005
  • Where object was made: Akwa-Ibom, Nigeria
  • raffia, cloth, leather, plastic, metal, weaving, dyeing
  • Object Height/Width: 29.5 x 35 cm not including handles
    Object Height/Width: 11 5/8 x 13 3/4 in not including handles
  • Not on display
  • C2014.004

Rectangular bag made from woven raffia on the outside, lined on the inside and with long black handles on both sides. The raffia on the outside is woven in a plaid pattern in a light tan color, dark blue-green, and light reddish purple. On one side there is a rectangular pocket, also made from woven raffia. The inside is lined in a black cloth and the handles are a thick black nylon strip. The top closes with a black plastic zipper with a metal pull and with a black leather border. On the inside there is a small pocket on the side, also with a black plastic zipper.