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Africa | Man's Status Cloth from the Shoowa people of the Kuba Kingdom, DR Congo | ca. early 20th century | Raffia palm fiber, stem stitch and cut-pile embroidery

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Yet Beaded Kuba Belt

Africa | Details from a Yet beaded belt from the Kuba people of DR Congo | ca. 1st half of the 20th century | Glass beads, cowrie shells, mud and iron applied to leather and woven fiber rope. | The yet is a particularly spectacular example of royal costume in Africa. Yets are worn by all members of the royal family. It is of such importance that the Nyim(king) displays it on the day he ascends the throne.

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Africa | Women's wrap Cotton Strip Woven ~ detail | Ewe people Ghana ca. 1950

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Africa | Kabylie Berber woman's cover {Azellal} from the El Feija Region, of Algeria |19th century | wool, natural dyes including cochineal, tapestry and supplementary weaving

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Africa | Stripwoven blanket "Khasa" from the Fulani people of Mali | 20th century | Wool

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Africa | Strip-weave cotton fabric resist-dyed with natural indigo dye | Bamana people, Mali

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Africa | Veil from Morocco | Woven in wool, with cotton border, red on a cream background, with a red fringe and embroidered 'eyes'

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Africa | Adire "Ibadadun" Textile from the Yoruba people of Nigeria

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