February 18, 2013

Chief's Cape Image on Textile Museum (U.S.) Website

This chief's tunic or cape from nineteenth century Africa looks like it might possibly be constructed as språng, http://www.textilemuseum.org/totm/October2011.html

The shape is rather graceful.  The tunic stands out a little from the body, I assume because the raffia fibre is somewhat stiff.

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