KUBA SKIRTS CHECKERBOARD TECHNIQUE (4000 Series), DRC

KUBA, SKIRT 4003, 16' 4" long x 22" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 4007, 16' 8" long x 20" wide, $550


KUBA, SKIRT 4009, 15' long x 19" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 4010, 15' long x 24" wide, $550


KUBA, SKIRT 4012, 13' 4" long x 22" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 4016, 11' long x 24" wide, SOLD


KUBA, SKIRT 4017, 5' long x 20" wide, $350

KUBA, SKIRT 4018, 15' long x 10" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 4021, 16' 6" long x 24" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 4023, 16' 6" long x 23" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 4035, 7' 5" long x 24" wide, $400

KUBA, SKIRT 4044, 8' 3" long x 24" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 4045, 7' 4" long x 19" wide, $400

KUBA, SKIRT 4046, 7' 1" long x 25" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 4048, 16' 9" long x 25" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 4049, 12' 1" long x 20" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 4057, 15' 10" long x 21" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 4062, 7' 9" long x 19" wide, SOLD


KUBA, SKIRT 4080, 16' 9" long x 26" wide, $550

KUBA, SKIRT 4087, 7' 5" long x 27" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 4089, 10' 10" long x 31" wide, $600

KUBA, SKIRT 4101, 10' 4" long x 30" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 4103, 7' 5" long x 24" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 4105, 7' 2" long x 25" wide, $400

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

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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