- Museum number
Textile; made of raffia palm fibre. Decorated in cut-pile embroidery in natural and black-dyed raffia with image of leaping leopard and a proverbial phrase in French. Fringed on all sides.
- Production date
Length: 68 centimetres
Width: 73 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This cloth dates to the time of the dictatorship of Mobutu Sese Seko in the Democratic Republic of Congo. He actively promoted an association between himself and leopards. This fact supports the interpretation that the proverb and imagery depicted on this cloth alludes to opposition to his Presidency.
- Not on display
- There is a small discloured patch on the fringe and surrounding area at the bottom left-hand edge of the cloth, otherwise good.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number