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Kuba Basket (N° 20766)

Circular box made of wickerwork, with a lid that fits together. The dense, elaborate weaving incorporates certain geometric patterns borrowed from scarification, also visible on shoowa raffia textiles. The inner edge of the lid is missing.

The Kuba are renowned for the refinement of prestige objects created for the higher ranks of their society. The Lele live to the west of the Kuba kingdom and share common cultural characteristics with the Bushoong of Kuba country. Both groups decorate their prestige objects with similar motifs.
The extremely organized and hierarchical Kuba society placed at its center a king or nyim inspiring the statuary of the ethnic group.
Source: Kuba, ed. 5continents, Binkley and Darish.  

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OriginCollection belge
Countryrdc ex zaire
Height cm12
Width17 cm
Weight0.15 Kg
Estimated datingmid-xx°

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