Textile Pongo - African art



View this image full size
African art > Textiles, Kuba velvet, Ncak nsueha Bushoong > Textile Pongo

Etoffe Pongo of The Pygmies of Ituri (N° 19136)

Produced by the pygmies of the Ituri forest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, these woven fabrics made of ficus bark fibers were painted by women. The men cut wood and hammered the bark, and the women usually used a decoction of gardenia mixed with charcoal ash to draw designs similar to the tattoos worn by tribal members. On a thin brown background, dark gray and dark blue patterns are evenly drawn. The rhythm and the space created between the different signs are also said to be related to the polyphonic songs with which Ituri pygmies address God. Edges removed, fibers spread at the knots of the bark.
The Mangbetu, in contact with the Asua pygmies, produced a similar type of cloth (called tapa in Oceania) decorated with more complex symbols called murumba or nogetwe. This type of cloth, if not worn as a loincloth, could be stretched over the inner walls of the huts. Ref : "Art sans pareil" J. Volper ; "Africa, the Art of a Continent" ed. Prestel.  

150.00 
Possibility of payment in2x (2x 75.0 €)

This item is sold with its certificate of authenticity

Estimated shipping cost





By purchasing this artwork you will get 5% = (7.5 loyalty points = 7.5 euros) which you can use towards your next purchase

EthnyPygmée
Countryrdc ex zaire
Material(s)fibres de ficus
Height cm92
Width34 cm
Weight0.04 Kg

You could also be interested by these items
Textile PongoTextile PongoVelours KubaVelours KubaTextile Kuba

You must login to access these options
   Warn me if a similar item is added to the catalog
   Warn me if the price decreases
Manage my alerts


You have question on this item ? contact us


Previously viewed items
African art  -  Brussels - Paris - London

© 2022 - Digital Consult SPRL

Essentiel Galerie SPRL
73A Rue de Tournai - 7333 Tertre - Belgique
+32 (0)65.529.100
visa Master CardPaypal