Africa | Raffia Cloth | The Kuba people in D.R. Congo are known for their unique textiles. Raffia fibers are peeled from the leaves of the raffia palm and most often dyed with natural pigments. These long "skirts" are made of long lengths of the raffia fabric adorned with applique, piece-work, embroidery, and/or shells.
Africa | Glass bead embroidered cloth; five panels of velvet sewn together and embroidered with multicolured glass beads chevron pattern. | Yoruba people, Nigeria | Height 109 cm / 43 inch || 24,000€ ~ sold Sept '07