Title: Belt (yeemy mambolmashet)
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00083066/00001
 Material Information
Title: Belt (yeemy mambolmashet)
Physical Description: Raffia, natural dyes, cowrie shells, glass beads 4 in. x 7 ft. 2 1/2 in. (10.2 x 219.7 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: Elaborately beaded belts are graded according to length and the number of intricate beaded panels. This one with three panels is considered modest compared to those with five. The interlace design on the red, blue and white glass beaded panel is called imbol, and it is the most prominent of all Kuba designs. Variations of imbol are found on textiles, architecture and sculptures for nobles and royals. Tukula, or tool, is a precious red pigment rubbed into the cowries. The belt is worn loosely knotted in the front, accentuating the interplay of the beadwork patterns with those on the voluminous raffia skirts.
 Record Information
Bibliographic ID: UF00083066
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: 2003.40.12


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