cape(?sling for carrying baby)
- Museum number
- Object: Textile
Textile made of made of natural-coloured raffia. Interlinked structure woven with crocheted and linear effect, all in one piece with worked cut outs throughout. Described as baby's hammock (or chief's cloak - unlikely) with opening at top for baby's head. At each side raffia threads attached to two bound heavy tassels (8cm) of raffia.
- Production date
- 20thC (?)
Length: 40.50 centimetres (folded in half)
Width: 107 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Attached label "23. Baby hammock. This is tied around the mother's waist with the baby safely tied to the mother's back to go to sleep at will while the mother go[es] about her work or the baby may cry if wish." Typed handlist gives "Chief's cape. Kongo."
- Not on display
- Good; some broken raffia threads and damage to edges.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number