KUBA NGEENDE SKIRT PANELS ARCHIVES

The Kuba skirt panels below have been SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

There are unsold panels on KUBA SKIRT PANELS PAGE

KUBA
Panel 71
28x22"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 81
28x23"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel  103
23x30"
SOLD



KUBA
Panel  108
30x23"
SOLD




KUBA
Panel 128
26" x 22"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 129
25.5" x 23"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 127
26" x 27"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 126
25" x 23"
SOLD


 

KUBA
Panel 18
28x25"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 142

27" x 22.5"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 125
30" x 26"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 122
25" x 23"
SOLD



KUBA
Panel 94
25x23"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 95
32x28"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 98
21x27"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 100
23x27"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 80
28x23"
SOLD

 KUBA
Panel 119
25x25"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 90
22.5x20.5"
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 90
22x20"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 93
33x25"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 96
22x20"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 99
21x25"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 107
22x23"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 110
23x25"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 111
19x20"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 114
22x24"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 104
21x21"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 105
21x24"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 108
23x30"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 112
22x26"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 113
20x24"
SOLD



KUBA
Panel 118
25x25"
SOLD

 KUBA
Panel 120
19x20"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 65
24x23"
SOLD


 

KUBA
Panel 10
29x24"
SOLD

 KUBA
Panel  HG121
21x26"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 84
24x22"
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 137

29" x 25.5"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 123

23.5" x 20.5"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 131

28" x 16"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 162

27.5" x 16"
SOLD

 KUBA
Panels
45-46
SOLD


 
 KUBA
Panel 31
32x29"
SOLD

 KUBA
Panel 42
33x24"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 47
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 48
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 49
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 50
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 52
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 53
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 54
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 55
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 56
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 57
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 58,
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 60
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 61
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 62
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 63
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 66
SOLD

 KUBA
Panel 67
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 68
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 69
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 70
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 72
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 73
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 74
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 76
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 77
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 78
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 79
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 82
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 83
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 85
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 86
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 64
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 51
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 115
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 116
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 87
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 88
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 92
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 97
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 102
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 91
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 101
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 109
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 13
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 17
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 22
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 23
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 26
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 27
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 35
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 37
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 38
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 36
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 39
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 40
SOLD


KUBA
Panel 41
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 43
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 44
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 14
SOLD


 

KUBA
Panel 29
SOLD

 

KUBA
Panel 30
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA, NGEENDE DANCE DRESS PANELS 2, Zaire

Kuba skirts, Tcaka, long are cloths made from raffia, from 8 - 25 feet long, from the Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo peoples. They incorporate appliqued "patches", embroidered shapes and patterns, openwork, tie-dye, cowrie shells, barkcloth and border elements. The appliqued "patches" originally repaired holes, then developed into traditional design motifs. .All are covered with geometric symbols; many are restrained, subtle and rhythmic designs using one technique; others create amazing quilt-like assemblages of old pieces of many forms. The full skirts are worn bunched up and wrapped around many times. The exhibit also includes smaller, ornate pieces and individual panels from the large skirts.They were sewn together for ceremonial dress and covered royal stools. As a sign of status and to provide for the afterlife they were buried with kings or those fortunate enough to own many.

The long cloths were wrapped around many times and worn as a skirt or dress. These are single panels of such a dress wrap. We have many full-length skirts in our gallery, but it is difficult to photograph the full length.

CARE: The cloth is not fragile and can be pinned onto a wall or panel for display, or framed like a work on paper. To eliminate wrinkles, the cloth can be misted with water, and then gently ironed on the back.

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