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Africa | Deatil of a KUBA skirt textile panel: DR Congo, mid 20th century, DR of Congo

KUBA skirt textile panel DR Congo, mid century, cm End of a long cloth that was worn as a skirt or dress. The full skirts (Ngeende) were made .

Africa | Overskirt.  Kuba peoples.  DR Congo | Early to mid 20th century | Raffia, dye | Kuba raffia textiles testify to the roles of men and women: women make the thread, men weave the cloth, women stitch the designs. This skirt uses an overall appliqué design, a technique that began from the need to patch prized cloth wrappers as they wore out and ultimately became an end in itself.

Africa | Overskirt. Kuba peoples. DR Congo | Early to mid 20th century | Raffia, dye | Kuba raffia textiles testify to the roles of men and women: women make the thread, men weave the cloth, women stitch the designs. This skirt uses an overall appliqué design, a technique that began from the need to patch prized cloth wrappers as they wore out and ultimately became an end in itself.

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Africa, Old Fine Kuba Raffia Cloth - BUSHOONG - Mid 20th century – DR Congo

Africa | Four Panels from a Ceremonial Skirt from the Kuba peoples (Bushoong group) from the Kasai River region of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber | 20th century

Africa | Four Panels from a Ceremonial Skirt from the Kuba peoples (Bushoong group) from the Kasai River region of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber | 20th century

Africa | Ceremonial Wrapper ("Tcaka") from the Kuba people of the Sankuru River region of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber, pigments | 20th century

Tcaka Ceremonial Wrapper - Kuba peoples, Democratic Republic of the Congo - made from raffia palm fiber - c.

Shoowa man's status cloth. Raffia palm fiber, sten stitch and cut-pile embroidery.  Kuba Kingdom, DR Congo, late 19th or early 20th C.

Shoowa Man's Status Cloth Shoowa People, Kuba Kingdom DR Congo Late or early century Raffia palm fiber, sten stitch and cut-pile embroidery 54 x 35 cm x inches)

Africa | Mbuti pygmy loincloth textile, bark cloth painting, Ituri rain forest, Congo | 20th century

Africa | Mbuti pygmy loincloth textile, bark cloth painting, Ituri rain forest, Congo | 20th century

Indigo strip woven and resist dyed cotton cloth. known as Ndop Cloth, Baminiki People, Grassland of Cameroon, Mid 20th century  http://stylecourt.blogspot.ca/2013/03/connecting-threads.html

Indigo strip woven and resist dyed cotton cloth. known as Ndop Cloth Baminiki People, Grassland of Cameroon, Mid century - Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles

Africa | Skirt ~ ncaka kot ~ from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Raffia, natural dyes | 2nd half of the 20th century

thatsbutterbaby: Africa Skirt ~ ncaka kot ~ from the Kuba people of DR Congo Raffia, natural dyes half of the century

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