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3 traditional SHOOWA textiles - KUBA - D.R. Congo

Lot reference 19131807

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1960's - Good condition

3 beautiful Kuba Shoowa textiles - ca. 1960.
The beautiful Shoowa textiles are an essential part of the Kuba tribe culture. They are extremely laborious to make - men take care of smoothing the palm fibers and weaving, the women take care of the embroidery. The production of 1 carpet takes a total of 4-6 months. The fascinating geometrical motifs always have a specific meaning - these motifs are also seen in the body scarifications of the Kuba men and women.
The Shoowa textiles are used as a means of payment, a means of exchange and are an essential part of the dowry.

Dimensions resp. 67 x 67 cm, 58 x 60 cm and 70 x 60 cm.
Recommended literature: Shoowa Design - African textiles from the kingdom Kuba - Georges Meurant

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Member since: November 14, 2014
  • El penacho de plumas de la máscara no vino suficientemente protegido y 6 de ellas llegaron quebradas; el producto no llegó pues "all in perfect condition", lo cual reduce significativamente su valor

    user-33fcd40 July 4, 2018

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    Plutôt négatif... L'objet est vraiment de petite qualité. Bois très léger et aucune patine. Juste un peu de cirage. Les photos ont beaucoup trop embelli l'objet. Bref, je suis déçu. Dommage.
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    gadielle June 22, 2018

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    Thank you for the feedback, the description of the lot was correct and complete. It was dated the end of the 20th century and the weight and dimensions were mentioned. I also did not talk about patina and the defect was described. Did you not read the description?
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