African Tribal Art - Prestige Cloth, Shoowa People, Kuba, D.R. Congo

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Prestige cloth
Shoowa people, Kuba Kingdom, D. R. Congo
Raffia fiber, natural dyes
20th century
26 by 28 inches (66 by 71 cm)

A syncopated pattern of opposing forces lends this prestige cloth a sense of movement both horizontally and vertically. Surface textures and subtle variations in tone create yet another dimension of movement for the eye. Professionally mounted on a wooden frame.


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