LOVE. Male and female figures from Ubirr Rock, Arnhem Land, Australia

LOVE. Male and female figures from Ubirr Rock, Arnhem Land, Australia

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

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

African Kuba cloth, natural woven raffia fiber with embroidery design. Handmade.

African Kuba cloth, natural woven raffia fiber with embroidery design. Handmade.


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Saved from The Met 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. late 19th century

Saved from The Met 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. late 19th century

Africa | Barkcloth (lioncloth) ~ 'Pongo' ~ from the Mbuti people of the Iturri Forest, DR Congo | Pouned bark, and natural plant dye | 20th century

Africa | Barkcloth (lioncloth) ~ 'Pongo' ~ from the Mbuti people of the Iturri Forest, DR Congo | Pouned bark, and natural plant dye | 20th century

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Hand-woven Kuba raffia cloth from The Congo.          The African Fabric Shop : Textiles, beads and inspiration from Africa

Hand-woven Kuba raffia cloth from The Congo. The African Fabric Shop : Textiles, beads and inspiration from Africa

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

Africa | Wrapper ~ bokolanfini ~ from the Bamana people of the Mali | 20th century

Africa | Wrapper ~ bokolanfini ~ from the Bamana people of the Mali | 20th century

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.

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.

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