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    Sale 5746

    The Roger Warner Collection - Part II

    20 - 21 January 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 518

    A LARGE RAFFIA-VELVET KUBA CLOTH PANEL

    20TH CENTURY, ZAIRE

    Price Realised  

    A LARGE RAFFIA-VELVET KUBA CLOTH PANEL
    20TH CENTURY, ZAIRE
    Of elongated rectangular shape
    65 in. (165 cm.) long
    Together with a large maze patterned cloth constructed from joined panels, probably Kuba, 20th century - 146 x 33 in. (370 x 84 cm.) (2)


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    Production is a multiple stage process which involves children, men and women of the same clan. The process includes gathering and preparing the raffia fibers for weaving and embroidery; weaving the basic cloth unit, dyeing the embroidery fibres, and embellishing the woven cloth with embroidery, applique, patchwork and dye creating extraordinarily varied geometric designs.

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