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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...

Fine Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Mauritania

Approx. cm. 90,0 x 79,0 (35.43” x 31.10”). Authentic straw mat decorated with leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. Excellent conditions. 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...

Old Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Early to mid 20th century. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 66,0 x cm. 64,0  (28.98 x 25.20 inches). 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...

Old Fine Kuba Raffia Cloth – NGONGO – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 352,0 x cm. 59,0 (138.58 x 23.23 Inches). 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...

Old Berber Saddlebag – Rif Region, North Morocco

1960-1970. Wool. Without fringes, the piece is cm. 60,0 x cm. 40,0 (23.62” x 15.75"). Excellent conditions. Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. The name Berber appeared for the first time...

Old Large Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Tuareg – Mauritania

Approx. cm. 110,0 x 140,0 (43.31” x 55.12”). Authentic old straw mat decorated with leather strips that form traditional Tuareg geometric designs. 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...

Old Fine Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. 1970'. Approximately cm. 62,0 x cm. 65,0 (24.41" x 25.59"). 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