Shoowa Fiber Square

The Shoowa, a northern Zaire sub group of the Kuba people, decorate their ceremonial skirts with cut pile details. They also produce a large number of small squares similarly decorated and used as chair and floor coverings, shrouds, dowry payments and as symbols of wealth and status.In this, a fairly recent yet very decorative example,the cut pile technique is executed in triangular shapes which are interspersed with small circles sewn in buttonhole stitch.

Circa: 2nd half 20th century

Origin: Zaire

Material: Raffia fiber

Condition: Very good

Dimensions: 18" x 22"

Inventory number: TX4173

$345

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