Kuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR CongoKuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 120 x 48  (47.24" x 18.89"). 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...

Large Kuba Raffia Skirt – NGONGO – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 60,0 x 600,0 (2 x 20 Ft). Elegant and important fabric; chequered patterns represent the interaction of opposites (male-female, day and night, and so on). The length and the elegance of the skirt measure the prestige of the owner. These tissues were also...

Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 81 x 178 (31.8 x 70.0 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...

Kuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR CongoKuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 120 x 64 (47.2 x 25.1 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...

Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR CongoKuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Mid 20th century. Approximately cm. 58 x 152 (22.8 x 59.8 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...