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Mossi Fabric – Man’s Robe – Burkina Faso

Mossi Fabric – Man’s Robe – Burkina Faso

1980′. Cotton. Fabric made from 13 strips sewn together. Cm. 146,0 high x cm. 100 width (57.48″ x 39.37″). Narrow strips of handwoven cotton – 11 cm in wide – are stitched together into a whole cloth, then dip dyed several times in indigo and embroidered. The indigo colour has aged gracefully and the cloth have […]

Kuba Ngende Cloth Ceremonial Over Skirt – DR Congo

Kuba Ngende Cloth Ceremonial Over Skirt – DR Congo

Mid 20th century. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 480,0 x 90,0  (188.98″ x 35.43″). Ceremonial wraparound skirt from Kuba Ngende worn by the village chief or title holder at festivities and ceremonies. Only they are allowed to wear the texile with pattern blocks (matweemy). The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics (Ntchaks) ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera. It is tough material, difficult to work with. […]

Old Berber Babouche – High Atlas, Morocco

Old Berber Babouche – High Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century or earlier. Leather, silk. Cm. 24,5 high x cm. 11,0 width (9.65″ x 4.33”). 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 […]

Old Berber Women’s Coat – Tamizart – Zaiane Tribe, Middle Atlas, Morocco

Old Berber Women’s Coat – Tamizart – Zaiane Tribe, Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 187,0 x 117,0 (6.14 x 3.84 Feet). This coat has been professionally washed; perfect 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 […]

Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – High Atlas, Morocco

Berber Woman’s Mantle – Tahendirt – High Atlas, Morocco

Wool. Approx. cm. 190,0 high x 120,0 width (74.80” x 47.24”). 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 and culture which are, like […]

Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Tuareg Tent Decoration – Niger

Camel hide, mirror. The piece is cm. 60,0 high x cm. 59,0 width (23.62″ x 23.23″). 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 […]

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Band – Western Sahara

Sahrawi Woman Wedding Band – Western Sahara

Early to mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 262,0 in lenght (8.6 Feet). The Sahrawi people are the people living in the western part of the Sahara desert which includes Western Sahara (claimed by the Polisario and mostly controlled by Morocco), other parts of southern Morocco, Mauritania and the extreme southwest of Algeria. As with […]

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 80,0 x 47,0 (31.50 x 18.50 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 size, ranging from 15 to 60 […]

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Berber Pillow – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool. Approximately cm. 44,0 x 42,5 (17.32” x 16.73”). This fabric has been professionally washed; 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 and […]

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

Traditional Balochi Dress – Afghanistan

1970′. Handmade embroidery cotton. For the size, see photos n. 7. Baloch women put on loose dresses and pants with sophisticated and colourful needlework, including a large pocket at the front of the dress to hold their accessories. The upper part of the dress and sleeves are also decorated with needlework, a form of artistry […]

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