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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...

Mbuti-Pygmy BARKCLOTH – Ituri Rainforest, DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approx. cm. 90 x 35 (35,4 x 13.7 Inches). This barkcloth was originally used as loincloth for ceremonies and dances. Mbuti people, one of the oldest indigenous people of the Congo region of Africa, are one of several indigenous pygmy groups. They are hunter-gatherers that...

Berber Babouches – Morocco

Leather, wool, silk. Excellent condition. Approx. cm. 25,3 long (9.96") x cm. 10,5 width (4.13”). 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...

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...

Cache Sexe – PIKURAN – Kirdi – CameroonCache Sexe – PIKURAN – Kirdi – Cameroon

Mid 20th century. Vegetable fibers, beads. Cm. 16,0 (6.29”) high x cm. 47,0 (18.50”) width. A cache-sexe, or pikuran, from the Kirdi people of Cameroon. The name of Kirdi - which in Arabic means that infidel non-Muslim - is attributed to the many ethnic groups, animist, of Sudanese origin, who...