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  • Hannah Monette Oum Kalsoum

    Tirailleurs sénégalais

  • Benedicta

    I had to translate the comment below as I don't speak Dutch, but I agree that this is likely a fabric either commemorating a visit by King Leopold of Belgium to what was then known as the Congo Free State or possibly commemorating the actual founding of the state by Leopold. Either way, this would be dated somewhere between 1885 and 1908. There is a VERY BRUTAL story behind King Leopold's colonial legacy in the Congo. Just Google Leopold II of Belgium. He was horrific.

  • Wellicht dat de L voor Koning Leopold staat (ivm de belgische vlaggen) en de blauwe vlaggen met gouden ster is terug te vinden in de vlag van Congo. Als dit het geval is, dan is dit ter gelegenheid van bijvoorbeeld een bezoek van de koning. tussen 1885-1890(maar er ligt een erg bloedige geschiedenis aan ten grondslag)

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