Woman’s Bustle (Negbe) and Front Piece (Nogimwu)
Arts of Africa
Banana leaf, raffia
early 20th century
Bustle (a): 9 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (23.5 x 33.7 cm)
Front Piece (b): 3 1/2 x 5 3/8 in. (8.9 x 13.7 cm) (show scale)
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Museum Expedition 1931, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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Mangbetu. Woman’s Bustle (Negbe) and Front Piece (Nogimwu), early 20th century. Banana leaf, raffia, Bustle (a): 9 1/4 x 13 1/4 in. (23.5 x 33.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1931, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 31.1836a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.31.1836a_front.jpg)
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a- Shape: somewhat oval. Center is plain except for dark brown stitches. There is a border of alternating narrow dark brown and beige bands. There is a boss at back of leaves for attachment.
b- Flat, round base is covered with delicate black linear pattern. A fiber roll is attached to top edge, embellished with bold geometrics.
Condition: good but brittle. Banana leaf material broken off in places.
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