Tag - Kuba

Old Fine Kuba Raffia – SHOOWA – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

1970'. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 61,0 x 61,0  (24.02 x 24.02 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 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. 319

Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – Kasai Velvet – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. 1960'. Approximately cm. 55,0 x 130,0  (21.65 x 51.18 inches). The Kuba (or Bakuba) The Kuba (or Bakuba) peoples are famous for producing beautiful fabrics (Ntchaks) ​​from fibers of the palm Raphia Vinifera. It is tough material, difficult to work with. It is soaked for weeks, then it is kneaded, in order to soften the threads....

Old Kuba Raffia Cloth – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Early 20th century. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 101,5 x cm. 78,5 (39.96" x 30.91"). 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...

Old Kuba BARKCLOTH – DR Congo

Hand-beaten tree-bark, painted with organic pigments. Approximately cm. 106,0 x 27,5  (41.43 x 10.83 inches). 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...

Old Fine Kuba Overskirt – BUSHOONG – Ntshakabwiin – DR Congo

Early to mid 20th. Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 140,0 x cm. 70,0. 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. m21

Old Fine Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. 1970'. Approximately cm. 67,0 x cm. 71,0 (26.38" x 27.95"). 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. 319

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 children...

Old Fine Kuba Raffia Cloth – NGONGO – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. Approximately cm. 352,0 x cm. 59,0 (138.58 x 23.23 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 to the same...

Old Fine Kuba Raffia – BUSHOONG – DR Congo

Raffia Vinifera fibers. 1970'. Approximately cm. 62,0 x cm. 65,0 (24.41" x 25.59"). 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. 319