KUBA SHOOWA TEXTILES ARCHIVES, DRC

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HAMILL TRIBAL TEXTILES 
www.hamilltribaltextiles.com

The textiles below have all been SOLD. They are left here for reference and educational purposes.

For unsold pieces, GO TO KUBA SHOOWA TEXTILES


 KUBA
Shoowa 101
31 x 23.5"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 111
25 x 23.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 104
23 x 20"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 102
23.5 x 22.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 113
24 x 24"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 144
19.5" x 17"
SOLD




 KUBA
Shoowa 107
29.5 x 23"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 108
23.5 x 20"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 109
22.5 x 19"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 105
24.5 x 20"
SOLD

  

 KUBA
Shoowa 106
23.5 x 22.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 110
21 x 21.5"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 103
23 x 20.5"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 112
23.5 x 22"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 115
24 x 21.5"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 123
27" x 21"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 117
23" x 19"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 118
19" x 19.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 127
25.5" x 22"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 128
19" x 17"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 129
21" x 19"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 125
24" x 21.5"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 126
19.5" x 20.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 130
22" x 21"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 131
23.5" x 24"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 135
20" x 19"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 143
22" x 20.5"
SOLD

 

 KUBA
Shoowa 114
22 x 20.5"
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 46
26"x 21"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 134
23" x 24"
SOLD
 

 KUBA
Shoowa 131
23.5" x 24"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 135
20" x 19"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 143
22" x 20.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 116
23" x 22.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 124
25.5" x 20.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 139
26" x 20"
SOLD


 

 KUBA
Shoowa 120
19" x 20"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 121
26" x 24"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 133
23.5" x 22.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 141
22.5" x 21"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 142
24" x 19"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 145
24.5" x 22"
SOLD


 KUBA
Shoowa 136
24" x 22.5"
SOLD


 KUBA
Shoowa 148
21.5" x 20"
SOLD


 KUBA
Shoowa 149
23.5" x 22.5"
SOLD



KUBA
Shoowa 155
23" x 20.5"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 132
19.5" x 20"
SOLD


KUBA
Shoowa 150
23.5" x 23.5"
SOLD



KUBA
Shoowa 154
26" x 23"
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 138
24" x 22.5"
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 1
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 2
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 3
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 4
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 5
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 6
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 7
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 8
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 9
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 10
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 11
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 12
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 13
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 14
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 15
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 16
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 17
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 18
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 19
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 20
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 21
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 22
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 23
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 24
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 25
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 26
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 27
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 28
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 29
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 30
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 31
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 32
SOLD



KUBA
Shoowa 36
SOLD
 

 

KUBA
Shoowa 37
SOLD

 

KUBA,
Shoowa 38
SOLD

 

KUBA,
Shoowa 39
SOLD

 

KUBA
Shoowa 41
SOLD



KUBA
Shoowa 42
SOLD
  



KUBA
Shoowa 44
SOLD
 



KUBA
Shoowa 45
SOLD
 



KUBA
Shoowa 47
SOLD
 



KUBA
Shoowa 48
SOLD
 

 KUBA
Shoowa 49
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 50
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 51
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 52
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 53
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 54
SOLD



 KUBA
Shoowa 55
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 56
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 57
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 58
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 59
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 60
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 63
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 64
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 65
SOLD

KUBA
Shoowa 66
SOLD

  KUBA
Shoowa 67
SOLD

  KUBA
Shoowa 68
SOLD

  KUBA
Shoowa 69
SOLD

  KUBA
Shoowa 70
SOLD

  KUBA
Shoowa 71
SOLD

  KUBA
Shoowa 72
SOLD

 KUBA
Shoowa 62
SOLD

Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KUBA, SHOOWA TEXTILES ARCHIVES, DRC

The true jewels of textile art are the small Shoowa cut-pile cloths. Their compex interplay of geometric symbols, inventive rhythm and balance, uniquely individual designs and tight "velvet"surfaces created objects so mysteriously alluring the Kuba people traded them as currency and were the standard by which a family's wealth and status were judged. These raffia cut-pile cloths, woven by men, were embroidered by women with no stitching visible on the back. Highly prized for their inventive patterns, they are further embellished with tight tufting, leading to the nickname "Kasai velvet". 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.

These cloths are not fragile. They can be pinned to a wall, framed, or even used as a fabric for clothing or upholstery. Folds or wrinkles can be removed with careful misting and ironing from the back.

GO TO KUBA SHOOWA TEXTILES

GO TO KUBA ART PAGE

GO TO KUBA NGEENDE SKIRT PANELS PAGE

GO TO KUBA BARKCLOTH TEXTILES PAGE 4

GO TO KUBA BARKCLOTH TEXTILE ARCHIVES PAGE (ALL SOLD)

GO TO KUBA LONG PANELS

GO TO KUBA SKIRTS 1 PAGE

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