Kuba Skirt

Ceremonial female skirt; Woven raffia fiber decorated with appliqued squiggly figures in a field within a border of crosses.Raffia was the main source in Congo fabric making traditions.And it is still used today for ceremonial textiles. All decorative elements have symbolic meaning. The applique technique developed to mask the fragile raffia yarn imperfections.Kuba textiles have fascinated the west for centuries and are used as decorative elements in contemporary home design.

Circa: 20th C.

Origin: Zaire

Material: Raffia fiber woven and appliqued

Condition: Very good

Dimensions: 34" x 128"

Inventory number: TX3261



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