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Kuba people

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Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-102

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.
(173"l. x 24"w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$675

Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-106

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.
(142" l. x 26.5" w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$675

Kuba Dancing Skirt
SKU: ks-84

mid-2oth cent.
Raffia cloth with raffia pile center panel & raffia embroidery border, natural dyes
(68"l. x 27"w.),

$625

Shoowa Raffia Four-Panel Textile
SKU: kc-121

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (84" x 22").
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$575

Kuba Dancing Skirt
SKU: ks-96

mid-2oth cent.
Raffia cloth with raffia pile center panel & raffia embroidery border, natural dyes
(51"l. x 26"w.),

$575

Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-109

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.
(18' - 0'' x 2' - 9.5''). 

$575

Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-108

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.
(15' - 8'' x 2' - 3''). 

$550

Kuba "Ikula" Knife
SKU: AFK-2201

Kuba people, Democratic Republic of the Congo, early 20th century.
Iron blade with carved wood handle.
(13” h. x 2 5/8” w. x 2” d.)

Per Wikipedia:
An ikul or ikula is a knife or a short sword of the Kuba of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The ikul consists of a leaf-shaped blade (iron or copper or wood) and a wooden handle finished with a round knob with sometimes decorative inlays. The blade has a well-marked central edge and can be decorated with engravings.  They are ceremonial knives, some of which are made solely of wood (handle and blade) and richly decorated.

The ikul are about 35 centimetres long. According to tradition, King Shyaam aMbul aNgoong would have introduced the ikul in the seventeenth century after a long period of war. The king would then have forbidden the shongo sword to replace it with the ikul, a symbol of peace.

Ex. collection of Jonathan W. Fisher
ex. Indigo Arts Gallery, c.1990.
 

$250

"Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-71

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(20 1/2" x 19 1/2")

$245

Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-75

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(20" x 19 1/2")

$235

Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-90

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(23 1/2" x 24")

$195

SKU: kc-106

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(22 1/2" x 26")

$195

Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel #kc-72
SKU: kc-72

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(18 1/2" x 17")

20% off

$195 $156

Raffia Kuba Cloth Applique Pillow
SKU: kcp-20

Appliqued raffia-cloth with raw silk fabric backing
(26" x 24")

25% off

$195 $146.25

SKU: kc-108

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(19" x 21")

$125

Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-104

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.  Seven panels.
(182" l. x 27" w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

675

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Kuba Dancing Skirt
SKU: ks-97

mid-2oth cent.
Raffia cloth with raffia pile center panel & raffia embroidery border, natural dyes
(57.5"l. x 21"w.),

$575

Product Status: 
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Kuba Dancing Skirt
SKU: ks-99

mid-2oth cent.
Raffia cloth with raffia pile center panel & raffia embroidery border, natural dyes
(57.5"l. x 21"w.),

$575

Product Status: 
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Kuba Dancing Skirt
SKU: ks-100

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth with raffia cloth applique, natural dyes. Eight panels.
(136"l. x 22 1/2"w.),

$575

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Kuba Dancing Skirt
SKU: KS-101

Old raffia dance skirt (early to mid-20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with open work, cowrie shells and raffia balls on the border.  Natural dyes. Six panels.
(139"l. x 30"w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$575

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Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-107

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-sewn raffia cloth applique.  Natural dyes.
(156" l. x 24" w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$550

Product Status: 
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Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-103

Old raffia dance skirt (early to mid-20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand embroidery, open work and cowrie shells.  Natural dyes. Six panels.
(110"l. x 31"w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$550

Product Status: 
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Kuba Dance Skirt
SKU: KS-105

Raffia dance skirt (20th cent.)
Hand-woven raffia cloth with hand-embroidered center panel and checkerboard pattern border.   Natural dyes.
(100" l. x 20" w.). 
Ex. collection of Mary Sue and Paul Peter Rosen.

$525

Product Status: 
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Shoowa Raffia Two-Panel Textile
SKU: kc-122

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (50" x 22").
 

20% off

$325

Product Status: 
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Shoowa Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-113

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave embroidery, natural dyes. (16" x 14").
Mounted on 22" x 20" stretched linen

$295

Product Status: 
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Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-110

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(22" x 33 1/2")

$225

Product Status: 
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Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-97

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(24 1/2" x 23 1/2")

$225

Product Status: 
Sold
Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-74

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(18 1/2" x 19 1/2")

20% off

$245 $196

Product Status: 
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Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-114

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (25" x 20").

$195

Product Status: 
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Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-118

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (32" x 16").

$195

Product Status: 
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Shoowa Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-119

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (25.5" x 23").

$195

Product Status: 
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Shoowa Velvet Kuba-cloth Cushion
SKU: kcp-40

Cut-pile and embroidery on flat-weave raffia-cloth, back and front.
(17" x 19" x 3")

25% off

$195

Product Status: 
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Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-93

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(22" x 24")

$195

Product Status: 
Sold
Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-105

mid-20th cent.
Premium Quality Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(22 1/2" x 25 1/2")

$195

Product Status: 
Sold
SKU: kc-115

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (19 " x 19.5").
 

$175

Product Status: 
Sold
Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-117

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. ( 28.5" x 19").
 

20% off

$175

Product Status: 
Sold
Shoowa Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-120

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes. (23.5 " x 24").
 

$175

Product Status: 
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Shoowa Velvet Kuba-cloth Cushion
SKU: kcp-39

Cut-pile and embroidery on flat-weave raffia-cloth, back and front.
(17" x 18" x 3")

25% off

$195 $146.25

Product Status: 
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Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-107

mid-20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(19 1/2" x 21")

$95

Product Status: 
Sold
Shoowa "Velvet" Raffia Panel
SKU: kc-79

20th cent.
Raffia cloth panel flat-weave and cut-pile embroidery, natural dyes
(19 1/2" x 18"),

20% off

$68

Product Status: 
Sold