Beautiful textiles made by the Shoowa tribe from the Kuba Kingdom. The beautiful Shoowa textiles are an essential part of tribal Kuba tribe culture. They are extremely laborious to make - men are in charge of the softening of the palm fibres and of the weaving, the women take care of the embroidery. The production of a single textile takes 4–6 months (!). The fascinating geometrical patterns always have a specific meaning - these patterns are also seen in body scarring of Kuba men and women.
Shoowa textiles are used as currency, or as means of trade, and are an essential part of the dowry.
Origin: received from my uncle who comes from Congo and is a (Ba) Kuba himself.
Recommended literature: Shoowa Design - African textiles from the kingdom Kuba - Meurant
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- Total nr of items
- Shoowa, textile
- Indigenous object name
- Velours de Kasaï
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- Excellent condition, barely used with minimal signs of wear
- Sold with stand
- 0×67×57 cm