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Old Fine Kuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

1970'. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 61,0 x 61,0  (24.02 x 24.02 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 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

Old Fine Woven Straw Leather Carpet – Mauritania

Approx. cm. 93,0 x 47,0 (36.61” x 18.50”). Carpet made of very sturdy herb stems 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...

Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. 1960'. Approximately cm. 55,0 x 130,0  (21.65 x 51.18 inches). The Kuba (or Bakuba) 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. It is soaked for weeks, then it is kneaded, in order to soften the threads....

Old Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Early 20th century. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 101,5 x cm. 78,5 (39.96" x 30.91"). 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...

Old Fine Berber Kilim – Zemmour Tribe – Middle Atlas, Morocco

Mid 20th century. Wool; cm. 190,0 x 120,0 (78,80” x 47,24”). These fabrics have 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...

Old Large Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Early to mid 20th century. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 185,0 x cm. 85,0 (72.83" x 33.46"). Very good conditions. 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,...

Old Berber Woman’s Headscarf – KETFIYA – Gabès Region, Tunisia

1960′-1970′. Wool. Without fringes, approximately cm. 74,0 x 90,0 (29.13” x 35.43”). Tie and dye. Excellent conditions. For similar examples see: – page 139 of “African Textiles: Colour and Creativity Across a Continent”, by John Gillow; – page 71 of “African Costumes and Textiles: From the Berbers to the Zulus, by Anne-Marie Bouttiaux,...

Old Kuba BARKCLOTH – DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approximately cm. 106,0 x 27,5  (41.43 x 10.83 inches). 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...