stunning 20th Century section of a ceremonial skirt from the Kuba people of Zaire (presently the Democratic Republic of the Congo). The distinctive, geometric, graphic designs the Kuba are renowned for were achieved on this textile through a resist dye method on raffia. The rich, earthy hues remain bright and intact. The Kuba are known for there direct influence on the modern art movement of cubism. The geometric, flat shapes greatly influenced early cubist painters, including Picasso. This textile is mounted on a wooden frame. Please note, this piece shows some wear commensurate with age. See detailed photos for accurate condition and details of the piece.
Dimensions: Approx 22" x 29"

20th C Kuba of Zaire Section of Ceremonial Dance Skirt Resist Dyed Raffia

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