Lot: 307

101st Auction

Two textiles

D. R. Congo, Pende

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Rudolf Leopold, Vienna, Austria M: 24.8 inch x 19.7 inch (each) 400 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

finely woven raffia with a small triangular pattern in "kasai plush", the edges lined with fringes

In the past, velvets were basically funerary textiles and were thus expected to be of particularly high quality.

Bouttiaux, Anne-Marie et. al., African costumes and textiles from the Berbers to the Zulus, o. O. 2008, p. 202, ill. 132