Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001
Kuba Cloth 001

Kuba Cloth 001

$2,408.00

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 and then sewn together to form one longer piece of cloth, always hemmed and naturally dyed.  

These long wrap-over skirts are worn by both men and women at dance ceremonies, but the patterns differ for each sex. This particular piece is a woman's skirt from the sub-tribe 'Bushoong', complex symbolic patterns are embroidered with black-dyed raphia thread. 

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

Measuring 70cm wide x 540cm long.