Man’s cloth
August 28, 2019
Women’s cloth
August 28, 2019

Women’s dance skirt

Bushongo / Kuba people, D. R. Congo

Textiles were the key art form of the Kuba, the patterns derived from the textiles adorned their houses, body decorations, sculptures etc. These skirts would have been made in panels by a group of women and completed to the full skirt length by the female head of clan. This dance skirt reaches the full length of over three metres not possible to show in a photograph. Viewing this piece is suggested.

Material: Rafia / Palm fibre

  • Size: 68×312 cm
  • Age: Early 20th C
  • Item No: 76A
  • Price: P.O.A