KUBA SKIRTS with TIE-DYE TECHINQUE (9000 Series), DRC

KUBA, SKIRT 9003, 14' 2" long x 22" wide, $600

KUBA, SKIRT 9004, 17' long x 22" wide, $600


KUBA, SKIRT 9006, 9' 6" long x 28" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 9008, 8' long x 24" wide, SOLD


KUBA, SKIRT 9010, 16' 4" long x 30" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 9012, 10' 10" long x 26" wide, $SOLD


KUBA, SKIRT 9013, 7' 10" long x 22" wide, $400



KUBA, SKIRT 9014, 8' 2" long x 16" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 9015, 7' 4" long x 20" wide, $400

KUBA, SKIRT 9017, 7' 2" long x 21" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 9021, 10' 2" long x 28" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 9026, 12' 3" long x 26" wide, SOLD


KUBA, SKIRT 9027, 8' 8" long x 30" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 9028, 10' 4" long x 26" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 9029, 7' 2" long x 21" wide, $400

KUBA, SKIRT 9031, 9' 8" long x 24" wide, SOLD


KUBA, SKIRT 9032, 17' long x 24" wide, SOLD

KUBA, SKIRT 9035, 13' 8" long x 28" wide, $500


KUBA, SKIRT 9036, 11' 4" long x 19" wide, $500

KUBA, SKIRT 9037, 8' long x 21" wide, $400


KUBA, SKIRT 9038, 9' 8" long x 27" wide, SOLD


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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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