KUBA SKIRTS on RED (8000 Series), DRC

KUBA, SKIRT 8000, 11' 8" long x 31" wide, $600

KUBA, SKIRT 8006, 11' 6" long x 31" wide, $600


KUBA, SKIRT 8010, 10' 8" long x 31" wide, $400

KUBA, SKIRT 8013, 11' 4" long x 28" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 8014, 11' long x 23" wide, $450

KUBA, SKIRT 8015, 10' long x 34" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 8016, 11' 3" long x 23" wide, $450

KUBA, SKIRT 8018, 8' long x 27" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 8019, 12' long x 23" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 8020, 9' long x 24" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 8023, 7' long x 31" wide, $400

KUBA, SKIRT 8026, 6' 2" long x 34" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 8030, 8' 3" long x 36" 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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