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Antique Shoowa rug leopard - Raphia - Kuba - Democratic Republic of Congo

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Antique Shoowa rug leopard - Raphia - Kuba - Democratic Republic of Congo

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1st half 20th century - Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear

Object: Antique Shoowa rug leopard
Indigenous object name: Kuba
Region/ country: Democratic Republic of Congo
Material: Raphia
Period: 1st half 20th century
Condition: Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
Sold with stand: No
Dimensions: 60×53 cm

Beautiful textiles made by the Shoowa tribe from the Kuba Kingdom. The splendid Shoowa textiles are an essential part of the KUBA tribal culture. They are extremely laborious to make - men are in charge of the softening of the palm fibres and of the weaving, the women take care of the embroidery. The making of 1 textile takes between 4 to 6 months! The fascinating geometrical designs always have a specific meaning - we can also find these motives on the body scarification of Kuba men and women.
Shoowa textiles are used as currency, or as means of trade, and are an essential part of the dowry.

Origin: received from my uncle who comes from Congo and is himself (Ba) Kuba
Recommended literature: Shoowa Design - African textiles from the kingdom Kuba - Georges Meurant

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    MITHRIDATE July 28, 2019

  • The Kuba velvets seem quite recent but high quality work

    jmob July 23, 2019

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    ThomasTu July 22, 2019

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    Erg mooi, helemaal goed. Vlot geleverd. Bedankt.
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    Merci !!! Livraison très rapide et commande conforme au descriptif et ce à quoi je m'attendais. Vendeur sérieux ! Merci encore pour votre rapidité !
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    user-09c66e9 June 28, 2019

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