Lot: 22892nd Tribal Art Auction
Woman's ornamental belt
D. R. Congo, Mongo / Nkundo
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Private Collection||L: 73, 2 inch||
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raffia palm fibre, cowy shells, glass beads, This belts or waist ornaments of plaited and twined raffia were worn low on the hips so that the cut-pie pom-pom, which was worn at the back, would wobble provocatively as the wearer walked (compare Drake Moraga (2011), p. 39, fig. 11).