Kuba Bag – DR Congo

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Kuba Bag – DR Congo

  1. Raffia Vinifera fibers, seeds, shells. Approx. cm. 30,0 width x cm. 14,0 high(11.81” x 5.51″). Very good conditions.

The Kuba are known for their raffia embroidered textiles, fiber and beaded hats, bags, carved palm wine cups and cosmetic boxes.

The Kuba people, also called Bakuba, is a cluster of about 16 Bantu-speaking groups. The groups are divided into lineages related through matrilineal descent; the lineages are segments of numerous dispersed clans. The Kuba are united in a kingdom, ruled by the central Bushongo group, which emerged about 1600. The kingdom is a federation of chiefdoms, each ruled by a chief and two or three councils that represent the general population and noble clans.

The Kuba believed in Bumba the Sky Father who spewed out the sun, moon, stars, and planets. He also created life with the Earth Mother.

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