KUBA SKIRTS on BLACK (2000 Series), DRC

KUBA, SKIRT 2002, 8' 2" long x 25" wide, $400

KUBA, SKIRT 2005, 7' 4" long x 23" wide, $450


KUBA, SKIRT 2006, 7' 7" long x 27" wide, $450

KUBA, SKIRT 2007, 12' 2" long x 24" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 2008, 12' 4" long x 28" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 2011, 9' 6" long x 24" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 2013, 8' 7" long x 32" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 2015, 8' 8" long x 22" wide, $450


KUBA, SKIRT 2019, 7' 10" long x 25" wide, $450

KUBA, SKIRT 2020, 8' 8" long x 31" wide, $450


KUBA, SKIRT 2021, 11' 4" long x 28" wide, $500

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KUBA, NGEENDE DANCE DRESSES, DRC

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. .Most 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, worn by men and women, are bunched up and wrapped around many times.

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

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