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16758752-2008_031_292_Cpa_ARC.tif

16758539-1994_004_527_Bpa_ARC.tif
This embroidered cloth is sometimes called "Kasai velvet" after the region of the Democratic Republic of Congo from which they originate and the cut-pile technique of their manufacture. The underlying raffia structure is woven by men on upright looms…

20521950-2011_023_001_Kpa_ARC.tif

11007597-1994_018_005_Apa_ARC.tif

16759024-2013_011_002_Epa_ARC.tif
Ravana’s sister Shurpanakha fell deeply in love with Rama when she encountered him in the forest. Rama, faithful to his wife, Sita, rejected the demoness’s advances and incited Lakshmana to punish her by cutting off her ears and nose. This manuscript…

11007612-2005_032_004_Apa_ARC.tif

11007526-2002_001_003_Fpa_ARC.tif
The mantle corner with hummingbirds combines techniques: plain weave and a three-dimensional embroidery known as cross-knit looping. The original piece would have been a large, dark blue rectangle, perhaps two by five feet or larger, completely…

11008009-2006_039_001_Dpa_ARC.tif
Muller, the son of an Amsterdam printmaker and publisher, worked for Goltzius in Haarlem around 1588-89. There he learned the virtuosic engraving technique of sinuous swelling and tapering lines that Goltzius had devised after he became an…

11007906-1994_006_001_Dpa_ARC.tif
Signed on base, "Tonita"

16759130-2015_048_022_Npa_ARC.tif
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