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Of the vast array of African woven textiles and other surfaces decorated with pigments, beads, shells, feathers and found objects, perhaps the most unusual are the textiles of the Kuba peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Of the vast array of African woven textiles and other surfaces decorated with pigments, beads, shells, feathers and found objects, perhaps the most unusual are the textiles of the Kuba peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Central African Kuba cloth | Kuba Velvet Detail | Photo by Edward Addeo for Hand/Eye

Of the vast array of African woven textiles and other surfaces decorated with pigments, beads, shells, feathers and found objects, perhaps the most unusual are the textiles of the Kuba peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Africa | Design panel ~ bwiin ~ from the Shoowa people of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber, Pterocarpus redwood (tukula or camwood) dye, unidentified pigment dye | ca. prior to 1924

Africa | Design panel ~ bwiin ~ from the Shoowa people of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber, Pterocarpus redwood (tukula or camwood) dye, unidentified pigment dye | ca. prior to 1924

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