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Pangou, a Loango courtier, wearing a garment with train, presumably raffia. L. Degrandpre, Voyage A la Cote Occidentale d'Afrique Fait dans les annees 1786 et 1787, Paris, 1801.


 



Luena warriors, Angola, with raffia wrap-around skirts. Circa 1900.  Archive: Linden-Museum, Stuttgart


Nagongo Skirt
Kuba.  The Congo
25"x 14'4"
Raffia appliqué

W-8605


Boutala Waist Wrap
Kuba.  The Congo
13½"x 8'2"
Raffia cut pile and flat embroidery

W-9489


Boutala Waist Wrap
Kuba. The Congo
23"x 47"
Raffia cut pile embroidery

W-7706


Ndengese Waist Wrap
Kuba.  The Congo
25"x 49½"
Raffia flat stitching
W-9479

Kirdi Beaded Cache-Sexe
Cameroon
20"x 7½"
Glass beads and cowrie shells
A-2520


Lega Bwami Ceremonial Hat
The Congo
6½"x 7"
Vegetable fiber, with pangolin scales,
buttons and elephant hair
W-8728


Boutala Waist Wrap
Kuba. The Congo
16"x 83"
Raffia cut-pile embroidery

W-5082


Nagongo Skirt
Kuba.  The Congo
29"x 95"
Raffia appliqué
W-9350


Ndengese Raffia Skirt

Kuba.  The Congo
23"x 121" (10'1")
Raffia flat stitching

W-9490


Crocheted Hat

Cameroon
6½"x 6"
Crocheted cotton with wrapped, 
protruding ornaments
W-4559


Boutala Waist Wrap
Kuba.  The Congo
24"x 48"
Raffia cut pile and flat embroidery

W-8724


Rashaida Bedouin Hats
Eastern Sudan
Metallic beading
E-704
E-705


Cache Sexe

Cameroon
9"x 13½"
Metal and reed
A-5975


Warriors from the Congo, 17th century, wearing patterned raffia waist wraps.  From Joanne Antonio Cavazzi, Historische Beschreibung Der In dern untern Occidentalischen Mohrenland liegenden drey Konigreichen/Congo, Matamba und Angola, und Der jenigen Apostolischen Missionen. Munich, 1694. 

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Small Kuba Raffia Pile Mats

 

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