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Kuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai - KUBA - Congo (RDC)

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Kuba Velvet- Velours du Kasai  - KUBA - Congo (RDC)

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DRC, Congo-Oriental Kasai - End XIXth-Early XXth - Provenance Paul Gilman

Shoowa Man's Prestige Cloth ("Velvet") Kuba people Kasai, DR Congo Early XXth

Provenance: Paul Gilman a collector in Liège who had a lot of Kuba materials.
Raffia pile cloth (velour du Kasai)
Africa: Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo; Kuba people
20th century
Hand woven raffia embroidered with natural and dyed raffia
Early XXth century
Size: 64cm X49 cm

The Kuba people of the Congo are well known for textiles such as this one, made from raffia and featuring interlocking knot designs. The men weave the cloth and the women embroider it. The characteristic pile – known as Kasai velvet or clipped pile cloth – is made by embroidering the cloth with soft, thin strips of natural and dyed raffia, which are clipped to make a velvet-like surface. The fabric is a prestige item traditionally used as ceremonial clothing and for exchange, especially as part of a marriage contract.

A collection from various sources, among them a fine lele mask, a complete Kuba costume, and more ..

This Velvet from David Norden's collection is sold with a written description of the tribe and David Norden private opinion .
May be viewed or picked up in David Norden's Buy African Antiques Shop in Antwerp.
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Please note: seller guarantees this velvet authenticity.

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Feedback score: 98.6%
Reviews given: 75
Member since: July 1, 2014
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    Alles perfect in orde. Zeer goede aankoop.
    Nogmaals dank. Jos belde

    Josbelde October 9, 2017

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    Allways perfect transactions, excellent seller.

    fernando4878 August 31, 2017

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    Ce masque Guere/Wobe dégage à la fois force et sérénité. De plus le masque a été livré en 24h chrono!!! Du jamais vu......

    lovviere August 24, 2017

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    Cette statuette de notableKuba est une belle pièce, incontestable, mais rien ne justifie un tel prix.

    lovviere August 9, 2017

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    D.Norden est un excellent vendeur.LA qualité est là/ Le couple Dogon est d'une élégance simple/Le Songye et les3 Teke Mbuti rivalisent par leur authenticité

    lovviere July 22, 2017

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