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African Art
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Applique Cloth


Cotton cloth,dye, and string

34 × 37 3/4 × 1 3/4 in. (86.36 × 95.89 × 4.45 cm)
Gift of Dr. Carolyn Barnes
Nairobi, Mathare Valley, Kenya
Not on view
20th century

Purchased in 1983 at a NGO shop in Mathare Valley that worked with women from the nearby Mathare Valley slum area, Nairobi's oldest slum area and then considered the largest slum area in Nairobi. Mathare Valley is near the Kenya Air Force Base situated in the Eastleigh section of Nairobi.
Gift of Dr. Carolyn Barnes to Yale University Art Gallery in 2012

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