Skip to Content

On View

Showing 1 of 1


  FILTER RESULTS

Shoowa Velvet

ca. 1900
20 9/16 x 23 1/4 in. (52.3 x 59 cm)

Unknown, Kuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Object Type: Textiles
Medium and Support: Raffia
Credit Line: Marion Stratton Gould Fund, gift of Molly Stern Estate and Mrs. Harmar Brereton, by exchange
Accession Number: 1992.79
Location: Currently on view
Link to this object

Kuba people are renowned for their shoowa velvet, the creation of which is strictly divided along gender lines; men weave the cloth and women do the needlework. This incredibly time-consuming process can take several months to a year to reach completion on one panel. These panels are not made into clothing, but rather treated as currency and valued as treasured personal objects.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Exhibition List
This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Bibliography
This object has the following bibliographic references:

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: Portfolio is "On View" and [Object]Artist - Sort Name is "Unknown, Kuba".

View current selection of records as:
CDWA Lite XML LIDO XML VRA Core 4 MODS XML Objects JSON