Lot: 315

94th Tribal Art Auction

Mat "tuhu"

D. R. Congo, Kuba / Tetela

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
M: 78.7 inch x 28.3 inch 1000 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood sticks, woven plant fibre, These mats served as tapestries and carpets for sitting and sleeping. Highly decorated examples, such as this, were prestige items reserved for chiefs.

Sieber, Roy, African Furniture & Household Objects, Bloomington 1980, p. 96