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Arts of Africa

CULTURE Kongo
MEDIUM Raffia fiber
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 19th century
    DIMENSIONS 7 7/8 x 15 3/4 in. (20 x 40 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1615
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION Kongo. Bag, 19th century. Raffia fiber, 7 7/8 x 15 3/4 in. (20 x 40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1615. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1615_front_PS5.jpg)
    IMAGE front, CUR.22.1615_front_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Woven fiber bag with tufted balls along top and bottom edges of one side. Above top row of tufted balls, is braided edge. There are parallel bands of open work around central area of bag. In one piece; however, fiber is fragile. There is a tear at top.
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    Kongo. <em>Bag</em>, 19th century. Raffia fiber, 7 7/8 x 15 3/4 in. (20 x 40 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.1615. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.1615_front_PS5.jpg)