Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025
Kuba Cloth 025

Kuba Cloth 025

$2,600.00

The Kuba people of central Congo are highly regarded for their raphia work, weaving 'dance skirts' on single-heddle looms. The panels are individually woven, they are decorated with different techniques; embroidery, appliqué patchwork, drawn-thread work with cowrie shells and bobbles, then sewn together to form one longer piece of cloth, always hemmed and naturally dyed. 

These ceremonial long wrap-over skirts are worn by both men and women where the patterns differ for each sex. This particular piece is a woman's skirt from the Kasai river area, featuring drawn thread and needle-weaving details with cowrie shells and bobble embellishment. 

This antique and collectable piece is in good condition, a complete skirt.

Measuring 84 x 460cm.