Title: Belt (mukody mu-ikup lakiing)
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 Material Information
Title: Belt (mukody mu-ikup lakiing)
Physical Description: glass beads, cowrie shells 2 1/2 x 52 3/4 in. (6.4 x 134 cm)
Creator: Kuba People , 20th Century
Donor: McGalliard, Rod ( donor )
Subject: Exhibition -- Between the Beads: Reading African Beadwork
Spatial Coverage: Africa -- Democratic Republic of Congo
Abstract: Narrow belts with beaded knots are usually worn by women. The laborious process of making the bead-covered knot is a challenge to the beadworker’s skill. It is adorned with rows of cowries, which formerly served as currency, as a sign of both wealth and beauty. The glass beads, imported from Europe, were also favorite embellishments that call attention to the wearer’s wealth and prestige.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083062
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Holding Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: 2003.40.2

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