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Textile, Kampala

This is a Textile. It was produced by Knoll Textiles. It is dated 2015 and we acquired it in 2015. Its medium is 49% viscose, 34% linen, 9% cotton, 8% polyester and its technique is yarn dyed, plain woven. It is a part of the Textiles department.

Kampala is a heavily textured woven wool upholstery which takes as its inspiration the small, raffia caps worn by adult Kuba men in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, known as laket. The basketry technique used to construct the caps is rendered here in raised chenille yarns on a neutral ground.

This object was donated by Knoll Textiles. It is credited Gift of Knoll Textiles.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 327.7 × 144.5 cm (10 ft. 9 in. × 56 7/8 in.)

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Textile, Kampala; Produced by Knoll Textiles (United States); 49% viscose, 34% linen, 9% cotton, 8% polyester; H x W: 327.7 × 144.5 cm (10 ft. 9 in. × 56 7/8 in.); Gift of Knoll Textiles; 2015-30-4

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