KUBA BARKCLOTH TEXTILES, DRC

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KUBA
Barkcloth 53
44.5" long x 16.5" wide
$300

KUBA
Barkcloth 54
51" long x 18.5" wide
$200

KUBA
Barkcloth 55
44" long x 18.5" wide
$300

KUBA
Barkcloth 57
47.5" long x 22.5" wide
$250

KUBA
Barkcloth 59
51" long x 19" wide
$200

KUBA
Barkcloth 60
45" long x 15.5" wide
$200


KUBA
Barkcloth 61
50" long x 18.5" wide
$200

KUBA
Barkcloth 64
58" long x 23" wide
$250

KUBA
Barkcloth 65
44" long x 23.5" wide
$200


KUBA
Barkcloth 51
80" long x 28" wide
$800

KUBA
Barkcloth 48
43" long x 17" wide
$200

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KUBA, BARKCLOTH TEXTILES, DRC

These special wraps were worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige. The central area is barkcloth, made by beating a layer from just under the tree bark until it is thin and pliable. Numbers 52-65 are painted in typically Kuba geometric abstract patterns, similar to those on their barkcloth dance costumes. One end, usually, and the two sides are embellished with raffia borders, which can be quilted, embroidered, tufted, tie-dyed or tasseled.

CARE: The cloths are not fragile and can be pinned onto a wall or panel for display, or framed like a work on paper.

CONDITION REPORTS: Each individual page lists issues of holes, tears and bleeding.


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