KUBA NGEENDE SKIRT PANELS

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KUBA
Panel 130

26.5" x 21"
$125

KUBA
Panel 131

28" x 16"
$80

KUBA
Panel 132

22" x 23"
$125

KUBA
Panel 133

34.5" x 25"
$150

KUBA
Panel 134

26.5" x 24"
$100

KUBA
Panel 135

23" x 21"
$125

KUBA
Panel 136

25.5" x 20"
$125

KUBA
Panel 138

27" x 21.5"
$125

KUBA
Panel 139

27.5" x 21"
$125

KUBA
Panel 140

28.5" x 23.5"
$125

KUBA
Panel 141

22.5" x 23"
$125

KUBA
Panel 142

27" x 22.5"
SOLD

KUBA
Panel 143

27" x 23"
$125

KUBA
Panel 144

26" x 22.5"
$80

KUBA
Panel 145

24" x 22"
$125

KUBA
Panel 146

29" x 25.5"
$125

KUBA
Panel 147

29.5" x 20"
$125

KUBA
Panel 148

28.5" x 20.5"
$100

KUBA
Panel 149

23.5" x 22.5"
$125

KUBA
Panel 150

26.5" x 25"
$100

KUBA
Panel 151

26" x 24.5"
$100

KUBA
Panel 152

28.5" x 24.5"
$125

KUBA
Panel 153

32" x 30"
$125

KUBA
Panel 154

25.5" x 21.5"
$125

KUBA
Panel 155

28" x 22"
$125

KUBA
Panel 156

28.5" x 20"
$125

KUBA
Panel 157

23" x 23"
$125

KUBA
Panel 158

25" x 23"
$125

KUBA
Panel 159

29.5" x 19.5"
$125

KUBA
Panel 160

28" x 23.5"
$125

KUBA
Panel 161

23" x 23"
$125

KUBA
Panel 162

27.5" x 16"
$80

KUBA
Panel 163

27.5" x 23"
$125

KUBA
Panel 75

26.5" x 23.5"
$125



KUBA
Panel 20
27" x 20"
$80

KUBA
Panel 89

27 x 20"
$125



KUBA
Panel  104

21" x 21"
$125




KUBA
Panel  106

28x25"
$125

 KUBA
Panel  113

24" x 20"
$125



KUBA
Panel 124

26.5" x 26"
$125

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KUBA, NGEENDE DANCE DRESS PANELS, DRC

Kuba skirts, Tcaka, long are cloths made from raffia, from 8 - 25 feet long, from the Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo peoples. They incorporate appliqued "patches", embroidered shapes and patterns, openwork, tie-dye, cowrie shells, barkcloth and border elements. The appliqued "patches" originally repaired holes, then developed into traditional design motifs. All are covered with geometric symbols; many are restrained, subtle and rhythmic designs using one technique; others create amazing quilt-like assemblages of old pieces of many forms. The full skirts are worn bunched up and wrapped around many times. The exhibit also includes smaller, ornate pieces and individual panels from the large skirts.They were sewn together for ceremonial dress and covered royal stools. As a sign of status and to provide for the afterlife they were buried with kings or those fortunate enough to own many.

The long cloths were wrapped around many times and worn as a skirt or dress. Most of the panels here are single panels of such a dress wrap. To reach the desired width skirts were often made with two or more panels across the width (here the height). These can sometimes be separated unless appliqued pieces overlap the joined pieces.

CARE: The cloth is not fragile and can be pinned onto a wall or panel for display, or framed like a work on paper. To eliminate wrinkles, the cloth can be misted with water, and then gently ironed on the back.

The individual pages have details to give a better idea of the cloth up close, as well as focusing on any condition problems.

 

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