prior pinner: Africa | Mask from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood, kaolin and pigment

prior pinner: Africa | Mask from the Kuba people of DR Congo | Wood, kaolin and pigment

Africa | Detail from an 'nbol' from the Shoowa Kuba people of DR Congo | Raffia, embroidered with black yellow and ochre colours.

Africa | Detail from an 'nbol' from the Shoowa Kuba people of DR Congo | Raffia, embroidered with black yellow and ochre colours.

Africa | Raffia Cloth | The Kuba people in D.R. Congo are known for their unique textiles. Raffia fibers are peeled from the leaves of the raffia palm and most often dyed with natural pigments. These long "skirts" are made of long lengths of the raffia fabric adorned with applique, piece-work, embroidery, and/or shells.

Africa | Raffia Cloth | The Kuba people in D.R. Congo are known for their unique textiles. Raffia fibers are peeled from the leaves of the raffia palm and most often dyed with natural pigments. These long "skirts" are made of long lengths of the raffia fabric adorned with applique, piece-work, embroidery, and/or shells.

Africa - Kuba People of Zaire Shene Malula African Mask

Africa - Kuba People of Zaire Shene Malula African Mask

Africa | Mask from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Africa | Mask from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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.

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.

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