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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
Culture: 
Mende or Vai
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Textiles
Geography: 
Country Sierra Leone
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Bought by Duncan Clarke at a British country auction, assumed to have been collected during the colonial period (early 20th century)

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