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Etoffe Ncak nsueha Bushoong (N° 14751)

Ex-collection French tribal art.
Prestigious fabrics among the objects of African art KubaProduce in Zaire by the Shoowa, Bashoowa, mainly, subgroup Kuba , these fabrics forming real first art paintings, consist of a textile base in raffia. The geometric patterns formed represent the bodily scarifications of the ethnic group or the decorations of the sculptures. These refined fabrics were intended to be used at the royal court, as a seat or cover, to enhance its prestige. They in many cases took value of money, or also followed their owners into the grave by covering the body of the deceased. It was King Shamba Bolongongo who introduced the weaving technique to the Kuba country in the 17th century. He had previously introduced the Kuba to the art of forging. It was the men who softened the fibers of young palmtrees and barks to draw long threads, which was a delicate and laborious exercise that took several months. The embroidery was then the prerogative of women, originally pregnant women. It was the Bushoong women, Kuba sub-tribe among whom king nyim , were chosen, who adorned the fabrics of cauris, embroidered motifs, or pearls. This piece of fabric was made up of different panels sewn together to make the men's ceremonial skirt mapel, or feminine, ntshak , whose decorative motifs were adapted to the social rank of the owner. The latter were mainly worn at the funeral. Excellent condition. Sources: "Kuba " 5Continents and "Chefs of Works of African Art" Larousse; "The African Art" Kerchache, Paudrat and Stephan.  

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Originex-collection française
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)fibres de raphia
Weight1.00 Kg
Estimated dating2ème halfxx°

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