Lot: 316

91 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 600 EUR
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.

Meurant, Georges, Traumzeichen, München 1989, p. 98