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Early 20th Century Congolese Kuba Framed Textile

$1,540
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Presenting a gorgeous piece of West African Tribal Art, namely an early 20th century Congolese kuba framed textile. Made in the Congo by the Kuba People (who are famous for their beautiful textiles), circa 1920. The frame is more modern and probably from the 1970s-1980s. This textile was acquired by a private Dallas Collector whilst on safari to the Congo in the 1970s. He obviously had it framed upon his return and the choice of frame is perfect for this piece with its mottled gold on an antiqued black background perfectly matching the gold and black colors of the textile, itself. Framed under glass. Kuba textiles are unique in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, for their elaboration and complexity of design and surface decoration. Most textiles are a variation on rectangular or square pieces of woven palm leaf fiber enhanced by geometric designs executed in linear embroidery and other stitches, which are cut to form pile surfaces resembling velvet. Women are responsible for transforming raffia cloth into various forms of textiles, including ceremonial skirts, ‘velvet’ tribute cloths, headdresses and basketry. Kuba textiles demonstrate a taste for interrupting the expected line; they compose through juxtapositions of sharply differing units and abrupt shifts of form.

Details

  • Creator
    Kuba (Maker)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 29 in. (73.66 cm)Width: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Depth: 1 in. (2.54 cm)
  • Style
    Tribal (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Textile,Hand-Woven
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1920
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Very good original condition.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU3978120704172

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    $175 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Dallas, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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