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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.