About this object

Finely woven raffia cloth made up of various sized pieces stitched together. Plain pieces as well as pieces decorated with simple bands of dark weft fibres.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Textile/Clothing
  • Culture
    Eshira
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon: Sette Cama
  • Date made
    1883 before
  • Materials
    Pigment; Textile Palm
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of J. G. C. Harrison, 1883
  • Collector
    J G C Harrison
  • Place collected
    Africa: Central Africa: Gabon: Sette Cama
  • Date collected
    1883 before
  • Measurements
    1000 mm x 2160 mm
  • Note
    Stockbook: "Buanda" cloth, made of grass in small pieces which are stitched together. Buanda is a dancer who accompanies the medicine man during the making of medicine a sort of religious ceremony - the dancer is on stilts, wears a native cloth & mask a white mask for men and a black mask for women.
  • Related people
    J G C Harrison (Collector)
Object view = Humanities
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