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Shoowa People, Kuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo

From the Ana Roth African Art Collection

Shoowa People, Kuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Shoowa People, Kuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Shoowa People, Kuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Kuba Cloths


Four cut-pile raffia panels, together with one long flat weave cloth panel

Three raffia cut-pile panels, framed: approximately 24"by 22"

One Long Raffia Flat Weave Textile, framed: 73" by 26 1/2"


Donor's Statement:

Kuba cloths are made with raffia that is stripped and kneaded using traditional vegetable dyes to achieve their rich natural colors. They are hand woven using two techniques, one is a flat weave and the other is a cut-pile. The designs and patterns are unique to the weaver and the regional leaders who commissioned the works. Traditionally they long ones were worn for ceremonial purposes. 

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