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Africa | Design panel ~ bwiin ~ from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber, natural pigment dyes

DR CongoKuba people design panel 'bwiin' of raffia palm fiber and natural pigment dyes.

Africa | Kuba woman decorating raffia pile woven cloth, Mushenge, DR Congo | ©Eliot Elisofon. 1970

Kuba woman brushing raffia pile with edge of knife, which is also used to cut pile stitches.

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 / circa late century

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

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Kuba Raffia Textile Appliquéd Embroidered African

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

Using the leaf of the raffia tree, the Kuba people of the Congo first hand cut, and then weave the strips of leaf to make pieces of fabric, often called raffia cloth.

central Congo // These raffia dance skirts were woven in pieces by men using upright single-heddle looms, then sewn together and embroidered using a cut-pile technique by women. As well as their use by women in dances at rituals, they were stored and presented by family members at burials.

central Congo // These raffia dance skirts were woven in pieces by men using upright single-heddle looms, then sewn together and embroidered using a cut-pile technique by women. As well as their use by women in dances at rituals, they were stored and presented by family members at burials.

Africa | Woman's Ceremonial Skirt from the Bushong people of DR Congo | ca. early 20th century | Pounded and dyed inner bark (Ficus); piecing | This striking wraparound skirt was made for an aristocratic woman of the Bushong ruling group, possibly a member of the royal clan, since they were the only Kuba who were entitled to wear barkcloth, which was otherwise restricted to mourning and funerary rite.

Woman’s Ceremonial Skirt Bushong people Early century Pounded and dyed inner bark (Ficus);

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