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'Ntchak' (Ntshak) textile - KUBA - D.R. Congo

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'Ntchak' (Ntshak) textile - KUBA - D.R. Congo

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2nd half of the 20th century - Very good condition

These cloths were used as wraparound skirts; as prestige objects and as the most important part of the dowry. Ntchaks are made of raffia from the raffia palm tree. It is tough material which is difficult to work with. It is soaked for weeks, then it is kneaded, in order to soften the threads. This lengthy process, as well as the weaving was done by men - whereas the embroidery and other sorts of embellishments were done by women. The making of a Ntchak of this size could take months!

Size of the cloth: 300 x 53 cm
Provenance: I purchased it myself in Mweka (2014) while on a tour.

Literature: Art Royal Kuba - Joseph Cornet .f.s.c.

Registered shipment with track and trace.

Nl Fredriks  

Feedback score: 100%
Reviews given: 65
Member since: January 21, 2016
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    mucho mas bonito que en fotografía. muchas gracias
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    Quiqui1 June 5, 2018

  • Exceptional!

    AlexandraKathleen May 31, 2018

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    nice piece
    lot as described.
    kwick deliver to the carrier.
    thank you.
    Toribio de Melim
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    madeirasailmakers April 17, 2018

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    Schöne relativ neue Ware mit traditionellen Mustern. Sehr dekorativ. Tadellose Abwicklung, jederzeit wieder.
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    ChristophEichele April 17, 2018

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    Magnifiques pièces tissées vite envoyées, par un transporteur qui a bien fait le boulot de prévenir où il laissait le colis:je suis ravie!!!
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    sylvied February 7, 2018

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