Art African Textile Panel Woven Shoowa - Velvet Kuba Of Kasai - 68 x 70 CMS

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Seller: Top-Rated Seller collectionneurdafrique ✉️ (4,439) 100%, Location: Hautefond, FR, Ships to: AMERICAS, EUROPE, ASIA, Item: 334517212737 Art African Textile Panel Woven Shoowa - Velvet Kuba Of Kasai - 68 x 70 CMS. CommentsBroadcast listAdd To Favorite SellersWHO ARE WEMETHOD OF PAYMENTCONTACT Product DescriptionTextile Kuba - Democratic Republic of CongoProduct DescriptionENGLISH SPEAKING Dimensions of 68 x 70 cms. Weight approximately 0.360 kg without packaging.Materials : Bark of raffia. Presumed age: Mid 20th century.Produced in Zaire by the Kuba and Kuba sub-groups (Bangyeen, Bangwoong, Shoowa) Kuba group, these fabrics forming real primitive art paintings, consist of a raffia textile base on which the geometric patterns formed represent the scarifications body parts of the ethnic group or the decorations of the sculptures. These refined fabrics were intended to be used by the royal court, as seat or cover. They took on the value of marriage currency (or dowry, thus constituting a family treasure) or currency of exchange during important transactions. They could also follow their owners into the grave by covering the body of the deceased. It was King Shamba Balongongo who introduced the technique of velvet weaving to the Kuba country in the 17th century. It was the men who softened the young shoots of a tree of the palm family, giving the fiber of raffia; This fiber cannot be spun like linen or cotton, but needs to be knotted, which was a delicate and laborious exercise. Embroidery was then the prerogative of women, originally pregnant women. This work sometimes took several months, depending on the size and richness of the patterns. male loincloths, mapel, and feminine, ntshak, were adapted by their decorative motifs to the social rank of their owner. Shoowa fabrics, from the eponymous Kuba subgroup, are small, usually square, shaved pile carpets. They are also called “Kasai velvet”. An observation? A question? Do not hesitate to contact us.THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT +++++++++++ DIV1212 Payment / Payment SECURE PAYMENT Look at our reviews. All customers are satisfied. SECURED PAYMENT You can pay by check, bank transfer or paypal. Please check our ratings. We do our best to satisfy all customers. The objects are packed with great care and protection. If the shipping costs are sometimes high, this is due to the weight of the object as well as its packaging. We combine shipments when possible to reduce shipping costs. Anyway, if you pay too much postage, you will be refunded after sending. Contact us for more informations. - PACKAGING AND DELIVERY The items are packed with great care and protection, in order to reach you in good condition. If the shipping costs are sometimes high, it is most often related to the weight of the object as well as its packaging. We combine shipping, whenever possible, in order to reduce shipping fees. Anyway, if you pay too much in terms of shipping, we reimburse you the difference after delivery. If you wish, we can use special transport services upon request, such as Mondial Relay. Please contact. Contact xavier simon Address : Maringues, 71800 SAINT JULIEN DE CIVRY, FRANCETel Direct: + 33 7 80 58 87 26Skype : xavier.simon1Facebook : African collector https://stores.shop.ebay.fr/Collectionneur-dAfriqueW0QQarmrsZ1 © 2017 Africa Collector. All Rights Reserved.OLMS - Powered by:Produced in Zaire by the Kuba and Kuba sub-groups (Bangyeen, Bangwoong, Shoowa) Kuba group, these fabrics forming real primitive art paintings, consist of a raffia textile base on which the geometric patterns formed represent the scarifications body parts of the ethnic group or the decorations of the sculptures. These refined fabrics were intended to be used by the royal court, as seat or cover. They took on the value of marriage currency (or dowry, thus constituting a family treasure) or currency of exchange during important transactions. They could also follow their owners into the grave by covering the body of the deceased. It was King Shamba Balongongo who introduced the technique of velvet weaving to the Kuba country in the 17th century. It was the men who softened the young shoots of Authenticity: Original, Material: fibres vegetable, Origine: Africa, Unit of gauges: m, Quantity unit: 1, Type: Textile, Height: 0,68, Time Period: 1950-1969, Brand: Unbranded

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