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kuba cloth panel • DR Congo • made from raffia, worn on top of long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige

kuba cloth panel • DR Congo • made from raffia, worn on top of long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige

Overskirt (ncak a buin), Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Kuba (Bakuba), circa 1900-1950, Raffia with stitched and pile embroidery and pulled and

Overskirt (ncak a buin), Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire), Kuba (Bakuba), circa Raffia with stitched and pile embroidery and pulled and

Kuba cloth, DR Congo  Made from raffia.  This is a Kuba Velvet or a Shoowa Velvet usually used as a seat cushion.

brown - Kuba cloth - DR Congo - This special wrap was worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige. Made from raffia.

Africa | Boutala Waist Wrap. Kuba.  The Congo. 18"x 43". Raffia cut pile and flatstitch embroidery.

The Congo Raffia cut pile and flatstitch embroidery. This very "free form" piece has dynamic designing.

Africa | Barkcloth from the Kuba people of DR Congo | These special wraps were worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige. | © Tim Hamill

Barkcloth from the Kuba people of DR Congo, worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige

Another unusual design. Africa | Kuba cloth from DR Congo | The central park is bark cloth the sides are raffia cloth | These types of special wraps are worn outside, or on top of, long dance skirts by the Kuba, for extra decoration and prestige.

Kuba cloth from DR Congo - The central part is bark cloth the sides are raffia cloth. These types of special wraps are worn outside, or on top of, long dance skirts by the Kuba, for extra decoration and prestige.

Africa | Kuba skirts, Tcaka, long are cloths made from raffia, from the Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo peoples. They incorporate appliqued "patches", embroidered shapes and patterns, openwork, tie-dye, cowrie shells, barkcloth and border elements | © Bobbi Hamill

Kuba skirts, Tcaka, l- Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo peoples.

Ceremonial Skirt (Ntchak)

Africa Ceremonial Skirt (Ntchak) from the Kuba people (Bushoong group) from the Kasai River Region of the DR Congo Raffia palm fiber with natural dyes ca.

Africa |  Kuba barkcloth.  DR Congo | These special wraps were worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige. The central area is barkcloth, made by beating a layer from just under the tree bark until it is thin and pliable

Kuba Barkcloth - Congo - These special wraps were worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige. The central area is barkcloth, made by beating a layer from just under the tree bark until it is thin and pliable

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Kuba, Bark cloth, Democratic Republic of Congo Interesting patch idea with same repeated

Africa | Kuba skirts, Tcaka, long are cloths made from raffia, from the Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo peoples. They incorporate appliqued "patches", embroidered shapes and patterns, openwork, tie-dye, cowrie shells, barkcloth and border elements | © Bobbi Hamill

Kuba skirts, Tcaka, l- Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo peoples.

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