903 SOLD Superb Shoowa Cloth with amazing Geometry

Old Fine Kasai velvet from Kuba people, Congo.

Superbly rendered artistic Shoowa cloth - originally acquired to frame and use as wallart.

The number of patterns on this piece make it remarkable!

Made of palm Raffia Vinifera by a long complex process that requires the participation of men, women and children of the family. Each piece must be soaked, beaten, worked and scraped by hand to acquire the fine & floppy character.

72 x 65 cm

Estimated to be from the mid 1900s.

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