Lot: 31691 Tribal Art Auction
Part of woman's overskirt "ncak nsueha"
D. R. Congo, Kuba, Bushoong
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Henricus Simonis, Düsseldorf, Germany (1998)
German Private Collection
|M: 30.3 inch x 26.8 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
raffia palm fibre ("raphia vinifera"), glazed/ framed As individual sections are completed they are sewn together. Woman's embroidered skirts can reach six meters in length or even longer. They are worn on ceremonial occasions, especially at funerals and form part of the grave goods for deceased members of the lineage.