Image features: A rectangular panel formed of three narrow pieces stitched together on the long sides with buttonhole stitch. Each piece is patterned with different diamond and zigzag patterns with irregular fillings in cream and dark brown raffia pile with reddish-brown outlining stitch. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.

Featured Image: Status cloth (Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo), late 19th century, woven raffia, embroidered in cut pile and stem stitches, Museum purchase from Au Panier Fleuri Fund