KUBA BARKCLOTH TEXTILES ARCHIVES


The textiles below are all SOLD and are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For UNSOLD Kuba barkcloths, GO TO KUBA BARKCLOTH TEXTILES PAGE



 

KUBA
Barkcloth 34
45x13"
SOLD



KUBA
Barkcloth 38
53x13"
SOLD

 KUBA
Barkcloth 31
59x12"
SOLD

KUBA
Barkcloth 32
48x13"
SOLD



KUBA
Barkcloth 37
49x15"
SOLD

 KUBA 
Barkcloth 52
45" high x 17" wide
SOLD

 KUBA 
Barkcloth 56
47" high x 19.5" wide
SOLD



 KUBA 
Barkcloth 58
51" high x 21.5" wide
SOLD

 KUBA 
Barkcloth 62
50" high x 21" wide
SOLD

 KUBA 
Barkcloth 63
54" high x 17" wide
SOLD


 KUBA
Barkcloth 36
45x14"
SOLD

 

KUBA
Barkcloth 39
44x16"
SOLD

 KUBA
Barkcloth 33
46x17"
SOLD

KUBA
Barkcloth 35
44" x15"
SOLD


 

Barkcloth 1
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 2
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 3
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 4
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 5
SOLD


 

Barkcloth 6
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 7
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 8
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 9
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 10
SOLD


 

Barkcloth 11
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 12
SOLD

 

Barkcloth 13
SOLD

 



Barkcloth 3
Catalog

 

 Barkcloth 4
Catalog


KUBA 
Barkcloth 41
59x25"
SOLD





KUBA
Barkcloth 42
45x18"
SOLD





KUBA 
Barkcloth 44
49x21"
SOLD





 KUBA
Barkcloth 46
52x18"
SOLD


KUBA 
Barkcloth 43
48x21"
SOLD

KUBA 
Barkcloth 49
40x18"
SOLD

 KUBA
Barkcloth 50
42x18"
SOLD

KUBA 
Barkcloth 47
44x21"
SOLD

KUBA 
Barkcloth 48
43x21"
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KUBA, BARKCLOTH TEXTILES ARCHIVES, DRC

These special wraps were worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige. The central area is barkcloth, made by beating a layer from just under the tree bark until it is thin and pliable. Some are painted in typically Kuba geometric abstract patterns, similar to those on their barkcloth dance costumes. Some are quilted from small triangular pieces. One end, usually, and the two sides are embellished with raffia borders, which can be quilted, embroidered, tufted, tie-dyed or tasseled.

CARE: The cloth is not fragile and can be pinned onto a wall or panel for display, or framed like a work on paper.


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