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Lot of 2 Shoowa cloth (Bwinn) - KUBA - D.R. Congo

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20-09-2017 09:40:00
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Mid previous century (or older) - In good condition

2 Authentic SHOOWA cloths, raffia weaving (BWINN) of the tribe of the KUBA, East Kasai region - CONGO ca. 1950-1960.
The dimensions are approx. 54 x 54 cm and 52 x 56 cm. These two Bwinn fit perfectly with each other both in terms of pattern, colour and size.
These "BWINN" were very finely woven with raffia by women and the complicated geometric figures were then made by men. The more complicated the pattern, the more precious they were. These two are very complicated!
They were always an important part of the dowry and served also as a method of payment.
The art of making these authentic cloths has unfortunately been lost after 1950. From that year on they were made much simpler.
The nuns took care of that; making the "old" Bwinn took weeks per cloth, that was not efficient!
The new shape, thicker for more comfort for the pampered Belgians but not as complicated to make, was ready in 2 days!
This was led by the nuns who also took care of the sales in Belgium (the Atomium in Brussels was full of them during the world exhibition and they were offered for sale, but the older authentic cloths were no longer present!)
Bwinn's that are offered today are usually of this last category because they are present in large numbers.
The Bwinn offered here by me are of the first, authentic category, from before 1950!
Brought by the Belgian missionaries of the ‘Witte Paters’, I’ve include some photos of them, these are not included.
I can send the pictures by mail if desired.
Registered shipping with POSTNL (due to holiday on 28 September).

Nl AFRICANART  

Feedback score: 99.2%
Reviews given: 133
Member since: March 8, 2015
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    très bon envoie
    figurine très belle

    christian2208 September 2, 2017

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    Très beau et ancien masque Dogon avec belle patine et pigments.

    lovviere August 31, 2017

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    Mooi oud masker, goed ingepakt ontvangen. Ben er blij mee!

    Autenticidad August 31, 2017

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    Africanart, bedankt voor de snelle verzending en het professionele inpakken. Ik ben ook heel blij met het door U meegeleverde Certificaat met ouderdomsverklaring, foto en beschrijving.authentiek stuk!

    Art-Gallery August 30, 2017

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    snelle afhandeling van de verzending. goede communicatie. Goed verpakt en goede kwaliteit van verzending.

    hwhoving August 30, 2017

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