KUBA SHOOWA TEXTILES 4 (101-115)

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The textiles below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes. For unsold Kuba Shoowa please

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 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 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 114
22 x 20.5"
SOLD

Photographs © Tim Hamill

KUBA, SHOOWA TEXTILES, Democratic Republic of Congo

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 they 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 complex 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.

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.

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