KUBA SKIRTS ARCHIVES, DRC

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The Kuba skirts below have been sold and are left here for reference and educational purposes.
For UNSOLD Kuba skirts please  GO TO KUBA SKIRTS 1 PAGE

 

Kuba Skirt 1
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Kuba Skirt 2
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Kuba Skirt 3
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Kuba Skirt 6
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Kuba Skirt 5
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Kuba Skirt 7
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Kuba Skirt 8
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Kuba Skirt 9
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Kuba Skirt 10
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Kuba Skirt 12
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Kuba
Skirt 15
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Kuba
Skirt 17
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Kuba Skirt 18
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Kuba Skirt 20
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Kuba Skirt 21
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Kuba Skirt 22
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Kuba Skirt 23
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Kuba Skirt 24
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Kuba Skirt 13
15' 8" l. x 27" w.
SOLD

 

Kuba Skirt 14
15' l. x 26" w.
SOLD

 

Kuba Skirt 31
17' l. x 23" w.
SOLD

Kuba Skirt 25
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Kuba Skirt 26
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Kuba Skirt 29
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Kuba Skirt 30
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Kuba Skirt 28
7' 10" l. x 28" w.
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Kuba Skirt 32
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Kuba Skirt 33
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Kuba Skirt 35
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Kuba Skirt 37
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Kuba Skirt 39
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Kuba Skirt 40
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Kuba Skirt 41
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Kuba Skirt 42
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Kuba Skirt 44
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Kuba Skirt 45
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Kuba Skirt 46
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Kuba Skirt 47
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Kuba Skirt 34
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Kuba Skirt 43
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Kuba Skirt 19
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Photographs © Hamill Gallery

KUBA, NGEENDE DANCE DRESSES, 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. .Most 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, worn by men and women, are bunched up and wrapped around many times.

A NOTE ABOUT THESE PHOTOGRAPHS: Being as long as they are, these skirts are extremely difficult to photograph. Although the color tends to be fairly uniform, they do appear lighter at the top than the bottom due to the location of the light source.What you see here are sections up to eight feet long taken from both ends. If the cloth is longer than sixteen feet, there will be a section in the middle that is unphotographed. Any serious stains, holes or discolorations will be shown in the detail. These photographs were taken with the cloth hanging loosely. It can be pinned flat for display.

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

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