Kuba ceremonial skirt (Overview)

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Item : Kuba ceremonial skirt, Picture : Overview (approx. 17 Kbytes)

This raffia cloth is a woman's overskirt (called ncaka kot), worn by the Kuba for special occasions and funerals. These skirts were worn by family and friends to celebrate the life of the deceased. As among other groups neighbor of the Kuba, men are alone responsible for all stages of the preparation of fiber and completion of weaving.
It consists of embroidered and appliquéd motifs, in which each symbol are named to correspond to the shape it represents.

End of 19th century / early 20th century.

Origin : Purchased from Yves Develon, Paris

Object #2932

Origin :

D. R. Congo

Type :

Jewellery and materials

Ethnic group :

Kuba (Bushoong)

Material :


Size :

W = 12.4 inches; H = 38.1 inches

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