Africa | Kuba cloth. Shoowa group, Kuba peoples. DR Congo | Early 20th century | Raffia, dye | This piece of raffia cloth is typical of that made by the Shoowa, a Kuba group that lives south of the Sankuru River. Its style--with an overall balanced pattern, deep plush and even lines--is what the Shoowa make for their own use, and it differs markedly from the style used on pieces made for export to other Kuba groups.
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