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Man’s status cloth

Shoowa people, D.R. Congo, C. Africa

These stem stitch cut pile, embroidered ‘velvet’ cloths, have been admired for their skill, beauty and variety of design, for many years. They were collected by such artists as early as 1910/20, including, Sonia Delaunay, Vanessa Bell and Henri Matisse.

  • Material: Raffia palm fibre
  • Size: 53×107 cm
  • Age: Mid 20th C
  • Item No: 50A – 30/19
  • Price: £450