Tanzkleid D.R. Kongo, KünstlerInnen der Bakuba. Raffia gewoben und bestickt, rechteckige Stoffbahn mit variierenden, geometrischen Applikationen, aus mehreren Teilen zusammengenäht, LxH: ca. 300/86 cm. Altersspuren, min. Gebrauchsspuren.
Africa | Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt from the Bushong people of DR Congo | ca. early 20th century | Pounded and dyed inner bark (Ficus); piecing | This striking wraparound skirt was made for an aristocratic woman of the Bushong ruling group, possibly a member of the royal clan, since they were the only Kuba who were entitled to wear barkcloth, which was otherwise restricted to mourning and funerary rite.