The museum’s collection of African textiles features a wide variety of traditions and techniques, including Kuba raffia embroidery from Congo, Ashanti strip weaving from Ghana, bogolanfini mudcloth from Mali, Nigerian adire indigo resists, and embroidered samplers from Morocco. In addition to textiles, the collection includes a small number of hats and examples of Zulu beadwork jewelry.

  • Ceremonial Hat, 20th century
  • basketry covered with acrylic and acetate cloths, embroidered with glass beads.
  • Gift of Gail Martin.
  • 2017-63-1
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