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Kuba women decorating woven cloth, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Kuba women at work on all-plush panel typical of contemporary work. They are brushing the raffia pile with the edge of the knife, which they also use to cut the pile stitches. "After the dyeing, the cloth is ready to be embroidered. Most Kuba embroidery combines on one cloth two types of decoration: stem-stitching and cut-pile or plush stitching. The equipment is simple: a needle and, for cut-pile or plush-work, a knife. The embroideress needs an enormous amount of steadiness and patience. Because of the time required, prosperous and royal men who have several wives or concubines gain an advantage in the production of decorated garments. Fine plush pieces are worked for months ad even years. the work is done intermittently, usually in the afternoons, after returning from working in the fields." [Adams Monni, 1978: Kuba Embroidered Cloth. African Arts, 12 (1), November 1978, pp.24-39]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon traveled to Africa from March 17, 1970 to July 17, 1970.
Local Numbers:
H 3 KBA 17.0.2 EE 70
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Women  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 7231
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref24025
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Kuba man at his loom, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 photographic negative (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Kuba (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Congo (Democratic Republic)
Date:
1970
Scope and Contents:
The photograph depicts Kuba man at his loom. The oblique angle of the loom is typical of Southern Zaire. "The making of plush cloth, especially a finished ceremonial skirt, involves a fascinating back-and-forth alternation of work by men and women." "Only men set up and operate the loom. The size of the weaving is determined by the natural length of the palm leaves. Most of the cloth panels are made in either of two shapes: a rectangle measuring approximately 30x60cm. to 50x100cm.; or a form approaching a square measuring about 50x60cm. to the largest, about a meter square." [Adams Monni, 1978: Kuba Embroidered Cloth. African Arts, 12 (1), November 1978, pp.24-39]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VI-19, 5.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Clothing and dress -- Africa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 03215
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field photographs
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref30296

Agnes Anne Abbot papers, 1921-1976

Creator:
Abbot, Agnes Anne, 1897-1992  Search this
Subject:
McKee, Douglas  Search this
Heyl, Bernard Chapman  Search this
Brown, Alice Van Vechten  Search this
Barr, Alfred H.  Search this
Topic:
Educators  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Watercolorists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5605
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208439
AAA_collcode_abboagne
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208439
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Ruth Abrams papers, 1934-1983

Creator:
Abrams, Ruth, 1912-1986  Search this
Subject:
Bolotowsky, Ilya  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Filmmakers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
New York school of art  Search this
Educators  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5609
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208443
AAA_collcode_abraruth
Theme:
Women
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208443

Anni Albers papers, 1924-1969

Creator:
Albers, Anni, 1899-1994  Search this
Subject:
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Bauhaus  Search this
Topic:
Art teachers  Search this
Weaving,  Search this
Weavers  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5625
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208459
AAA_collcode_albeanni
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208459
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Charles Henry Alston papers, 1924-1980

Creator:
Alston, Charles Henry, 1907-1977  Search this
Subject:
Browne, Byron  Search this
Bearden, Romare  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Woodruff, Hale Aspacio  Search this
Welty, Eudora  Search this
City University of New York. City College  Search this
United States.Work Projects Administration  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Writings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Harlem Renaissance  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Muralists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Educators  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5643
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208477
AAA_collcode_alstchar
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208477
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Agnes Pelton papers, 1885-1989

Creator:
Pelton, Agnes, 1881-1961  Search this
Subject:
Annixter, Jane  Search this
Topic:
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5687
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208522
AAA_collcode_peltagne
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208522
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Edward Arcenio Chavez papers, 1917-1982, bulk 1941-1973

Creator:
Chavez, Edward Arcenio, 1917-1995  Search this
Subject:
Federal Works Agency  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5457
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208547
AAA_collcode_chavedwa
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208547
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Bernarda Bryson Shahn papers, 1872-2004, bulk 1904-2004

Creator:
Bryson, Bernarda, 1903-2004  Search this
Subject:
Hayes, Helen  Search this
Calder, Alexander  Search this
Knight, Gwendolyn  Search this
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)  Search this
Javitz, Jacob  Search this
Lynes, Russell  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Robbins, Warren M.  Search this
Shahn, Jonathan  Search this
Lionni, Leo  Search this
Osborn, Robert Chesley  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Watercolors  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Prints  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5712
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208550
AAA_collcode_brysbern
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208550
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Hassel Smith papers, circa 1900-2004, bulk 1930-1995

Creator:
Smith, Hassel Wendell, 1915-2007  Search this
Subject:
Wollard, Robert  Search this
Anglim, Paule  Search this
Still, Patricia  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson  Search this
Butterfield, Jan  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Fitz Gibbon, John  Search this
Emmerich, Andre  Search this
Swanson, Kathryn  Search this
Thiebaud, Wayne  Search this
Gimpel, Charles  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
New Arts (Art gallery)  Search this
Gimpel Fils  Search this
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Educators  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Christmas cards  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Painters  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5714
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208552
AAA_collcode_smithass
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208552
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Robert C. Graham collection of artists' letters, 1783-1935, bulk 1804-1877

Creator:
Graham, Robert Claverhouse, 1913-1994  Search this
Subject:
Doughty, Thomas  Search this
Leutze, Emanuel  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Inman, Henry  Search this
Trumbull, John  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Healy, G. P. A. (George Peter Alexander)  Search this
Huntington, Daniel  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Letters  Search this
Artists' writings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5810
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208650
AAA_collcode_grahrobe
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208650
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Peggy Bacon papers, 1893-1973, bulk 1900-1936

Creator:
Bacon, Peggy, 1895-1987  Search this
Subject:
Schmidt, Katherine  Search this
Alder, Jules  Search this
Bunner, Rudolph Francis  Search this
Lay, C.D. (Charles Downing)  Search this
Remsen, Ira  Search this
Brook, Alexander  Search this
Hopper, Jo N. (Josephine Nivison),  Search this
Bacon, Charles Roswell  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5832
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208672
AAA_collcode_bacopegg
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208672
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Dore Ashton papers, 1849, circa 1928-2014

Creator:
Ashton, Dore, 1928-2017  Search this
Subject:
Hellman, Lillian Florence  Search this
Guidieri, Remo  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto  Search this
Congdon, Dennis  Search this
Hiss, Alger  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Moy, Seong  Search this
Arnheim, Rudolf  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Malamud, Bernard  Search this
Herbert, George  Search this
Kaprow, Allan  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Albee, Edward  Search this
Miró, Joan  Search this
Howes, Barbara  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Mumford, Lewis  Search this
Vasilikos, Vasil?s  Search this
Berthot, Jake  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Avedon, Richard  Search this
Adley, James  Search this
Borges, Jacopo Luis  Search this
Reuterswärd, Carl Fredrik  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Licht, Fred  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Adams, Pat  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Lindner, Richard  Search this
Sterne, Hedda  Search this
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Yale University  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Artists  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Historians  Search this
Educators  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5858
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208698
AAA_collcode_ashtdore
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208698
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Romare Bearden papers, 1937-1982

Creator:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Subject:
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Alston, Charles Henry  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Holty, Carl  Search this
Middleton, Samuel M.  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Painting  Search this
Photographs  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Sketches  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5881
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208721
AAA_collcode_bearroma
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208721
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Cecilia Beaux papers, 1863-1968

Creator:
Beaux, Cecilia, 1855-1942  Search this
Subject:
Andrew, A. Piatt (Abram Piatt),  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Poems  Search this
Art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5882
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208722
AAA_collcode_beauceci
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208722
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Charles Henry Hart autograph collection, 1731-1918

Creator:
Hart, Charles Henry, 1847-1918  Search this
Subject:
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Audubon, John James  Search this
Peale, Raphaelle  Search this
Peale, Rubens  Search this
Vedder, Elihu  Search this
Whistler, James McNeill  Search this
Vanderlyn, John  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock  Search this
Peale, Rembrandt  Search this
Smillie, James David  Search this
Eakins, Thomas  Search this
Chase, William Merritt  Search this
Sully, Thomas  Search this
Peale, Titian Ramsay  Search this
Ward, John Quincy Adams  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
West, Benjamin  Search this
Cox, Kenyon  Search this
McEntee, Jervis  Search this
Copley, John Singleton  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson  Search this
Morse, Samuel Finley Breese  Search this
Stuart, Gilbert  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Autographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5905
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208745
AAA_collcode_hartchar
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208745
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Associated American Artists records, ca. 1934-1981

Creator:
Associated American Artists  Search this
Subject:
Wood, Grant  Search this
Lewenthal, Reeves  Search this
Liederman, Maurice J.  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5426
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208790
AAA_collcode_assoamea
Theme:
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
The Art Market
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208790
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William Cushing Loring papers, 1899-1961

Creator:
Loring, William Cushing, 1879-1959  Search this
Subject:
Chickering, Elmer  Search this
Loring, Robert  Search this
Alma-Tadema, Lawrence, Sir  Search this
Millet, Francis Davis  Search this
Loring, Elizabeth  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Loring, Helen  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Loring, Stanton D.  Search this
Musée du Louvre  Search this
National Gallery (Great Britain)  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Illustrated letters  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Educators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5957
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208801
AAA_collcode_loriwill
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208801
Additional Online Media:

Dorr Bothwell papers, 1900-2006

Creator:
Bothwell, Dorr Hodgson, 1902-2000  Search this
Subject:
Howard, Charles  Search this
Adams, Virginia Best  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire  Search this
Adnan, Etel  Search this
Adams, Ansel Easton  Search this
Jackson, Martha Kellogg  Search this
Chinn, Benjamen  Search this
Pollock-Krasner Foundation  Search this
Topic:
Contracts  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sketches  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Travel diaries  Search this
Surrealism  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Notes  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Lecture notes  Search this
Collages  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Resumes  Search this
Art teachers  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Awards  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Visitors' books  Search this
Etchings  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Tax records  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Typescripts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6774
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208900
AAA_collcode_bothdorr
Theme:
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Women
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208900
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Nancy Douglas Bowditch and Brush Family papers, circa 1860-1985

Creator:
Bowditch, Nancy Douglas, 1890-1979  Search this
Subject:
Clemens, Jane Lampton  Search this
Thiel, Philip  Search this
Pearmain, William Robert  Search this
Brush, George de Forest  Search this
Thayer, Abbott Handerson  Search this
Faulkner, Barry  Search this
Kent, Rockwell  Search this
White, Nelson C. (Nelson Cooke)  Search this
Parrish, Stephen Maxfield  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Designers  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Notes  Search this
Biographies  Search this
Painters  Search this
Authors  Search this
Diaries  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6782
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208908
AAA_collcode_bowdnanc
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208908
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