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African Art

Prestige Hanging (Kpoikpoi)

early 20th century

Hand-spun cotton strip woven with tapestry and weft brocading

55 × 35 in. (139.7 × 88.9 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2018.172.1
Geography: 
Sierra Leone
Liberia
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Mende or Vaï
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

British country auction; Duncan Clarke, to 2018; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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