Outstanding Large Old Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo – Signed Piece
Mid 20th century. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 320,0 x cm. 95,0 (125.98″ x 37.40″). Excellent 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, 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.
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