Muhammad Ali vs. George Foreman Rumble In The Jungle On-Site TapestryGo Back
What is affectionately known as the Rumble in the Jungle (Sept. 25, 1974), Muhammad Ali and George Foreman duked it out in one of the most brutal fights in Zaire, Africa.
The fight was remarkable in that many figured Ali’s days of ruling the boxing world were numbered. He was striped of his heavyweight title following his refusal to serve in the Vietnam War. This would be the fight which Ali regained his top spot at the boxing landscape.
This tapestry was made in Zaire to commemorate the fight between Ali and Foreman. The colorful cloth serves as a very unique souvenir of “The Rumble in the Jungle.” It measures in at a giant 37×47,” the central images are full length boxing poses of both participants inside boxing glove outlines. Their names are written below. Surrounding them are hundreds of small 1″ yellow boxing gloves. Around the borders are eight images of the country of Zaire with the words “Le 25 Septembre 74 Kinshasa-Zaire” and a hand holding a torch.
Some staining/discoloration appears in the white areas of Ali and Foreman’s portraits. Also, due to the rough cut nature on the two sides, it appears this may have been cut down from an original size of 47″ x 144″ (the overall size of the only other known example).