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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...

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...