KUBA SKIRTS with CUT-PILE TECHNIQUE (5000 Series), DRC

KUBA, SKIRT 5005, 16' 7" long x 26" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 5009, 4' 10" long x 25" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 5010, 8' 1" long x 29" wide, $400

KUBA, SKIRT 5011, 6' 9" long x 23" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 5012, 17' 6" long x 28" wide, $700

KUBA, SKIRT 5013, 18' 5" long x 28" wide, SOLD


KUBA, SKIRT 5015, 13' 2" long x 22" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 5017, 14' 4" long x 27" wide, $600


KUBA, SKIRT 5018, 16' 3" long x 22" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 5022, 14' 4" long x 30" wide, SOLD


KUBA, SKIRT 5023, 16' 8" long x 26" wide, $600


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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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