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Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – Ait Hadiddu Tribe, Morocco

Wool. Approx. cm. 160,0 high x 130,0 width (62.99” x 51.18”). Excellent conditions. The Imazighen (singular Amazigh) also known as the Berbers are among the original peoples of North Africa. Their myths. Legends and history span 9,000 years, back to the Proto-Mediterraneans.  They have achieved unity by keeping up their unique language...

Old Fine Kuba Overskirt – BUSHOONG – Ntshakabwiin – DR Congo

Early to mid 20th. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 140,0 x cm. 70,0. The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging to the same family. Each piece must be soaked, beaten, and then worked and scraped by hand, so as to assume its typical characteristics of fine silk-like. m21

Authentic Fine Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Approx. cm. 90,0 high x cm. 46,0 width (35.43" x 18.11"). The Tuareg people inhabit a large area, covering almost all the middle and western Sahara and the north-central Sahel. They are probably descended from the ancient Libyan people of the kingdom of the Garamantes, described by Herodotus. Tuareg are mostly nomads. For over two millennia,...

Old Fine Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. 1970'. Approximately cm. 67,0 x cm. 71,0 (26.38" x 27.95"). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics made ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera by a long and complex process that includes the participation of men, women and children belonging to the same family. Each piece must be soaked,beaten, and then worked and scraped by hand, so as to assume its typical characteristics of fine silk-like. 319

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 75,0 x 45,0 (29.53 x 17.72 Inches). Mbuti people, one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa, are one of several indigenous pygmy groups. They arehunter-gatherers that live in the Ituri rainforest. The Mbuti are composed of bands which are relatively small in...

Old Fine Large Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 46,0 x cm. 220,0 (18.11" x 86.61"). This bark cloth is made by beating a layer just under the bark until it's not thin and pliableis and is the central area of the long prom dresses for decoration and added prestige. This piece...

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 85,0 x 43,0 (33.46 x 16.93 Inches). Mbuti-Pygmy Tribe Mbuti people, one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa, are one of several indigenous pygmy groups. They arehunter-gatherers that live in the Ituri rainforest. The Mbuti are composed of bands which are relatively...