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  • Plateau Bag
    Plateau Bag

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/html_full/2386.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Portable Shrine (Retablo)
    Portable Shrine Retablo

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/html_full/2577.html (2016-02-12)
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  • Men's Hats (Ashetu)
    old and some observers have suggested that the modern cotton and felt hats are based on older models made of raffia elephant tail and porcupine quills The protruding burls and spikes on these hats also may imitate older hair styles as they are depicted on wooden sculpture Contemporary ashetu are made of imported yarns and felt and the burls are stuffed with wood raffia sticks and more rarely today with

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0004.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Ceremonial panel
    on the Kongo coast in the seventeenth century The basic weave is typical for Shoowa with close warps and weft of similar thickness and even distribution The designs are shaped by two embroidery techniques lines of stem stitching and cut pile To create the plush effect an embroiderer twists a strand of raffia into an iron needle which she inserts between the warp and weft leaving a short tuft After

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0112.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Beaded belts
    in the way it combines beads of different shapes and sizes along with shells in a coherent composition The Kuba like to utilize natural variations in the beads shapes as well as variations in color to create patterns Cowrie shells traded from the Indian Ocean across the continent were once used as currency in many parts of Africa and as signs of wealth The glass beads were imported from Europe

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0190.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Ceremonial panel
    appear in Bushoong patterns But this particular composition divided by thick angular undulating lines and plain or decorated paths is not known among the Bushoong It occurs among the Shoowa and it is favored among the northern Kuba groups such as the small ethnic clusters along the Sankuru River east of the Shoowa and the Ndengese people north of the river Their plush work is not as dense as on

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0236.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Bridal Sleeping Cover (Yogi)
    material was sewed into furoshiki wrapping cloths utan chest covers and futonji bed covers by the bride to be her mother and sisters and other female relatives One item in the trousseau of special interest was an unusual coverlet called yogi literally night wear made in the shape of an extra large kimono an additional panel of cloth in the back widens it considerably Yogi first began to be used

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0496.htm (2016-02-12)
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  • Coat (Chikarkarpe)
    a dark Japanese made cotton kimono Typical symmetrical Ainu moreu motifs are greatly enlarged and simplified Stunningly rhythmic the swirling patterns are created by a thin line of stitches paralleling wider lines where the white applique has been cut out to reveal the black striped ground cloth beneath A robe with white applique designs such as this was worn at funerals and other ritual occasions A 1995 93 0664 Coat

    Original URL path: http://www.internationalfolkart.org/about/treasurechest/closerlook/htm/0664.htm (2016-02-12)
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