Noblewoman's Ceremonial Overskirt
Shoowa people
DR Congo
Early 20th century 
Raffia palm fiber; stem stitch and cut pile embroidery
61 x 125 cm   (24" x 49")

The pattterning of this beautiful overskirt, embroidered with a highly refined touch, exemplifies the balance between asymmetric difference and visual integration that the masterful Shoowa artists achieve.


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