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Raffia Textile

Tetela, DRC

Flat Weave Raffia Fibre Textile. Tetela or Related Group, Central DRC

This rare and finely constructed flat weave raffia fibre textile is one of a small group of known examples to exist in European collections. This textile predates the Kuba Shoowa textiles, and exhibits a uniquely individual and beautifully freelance design with a complex interplay of geometric symbols and sense of rhythm and movement.

This textile, with its tight velvet-like surface, is thought to have served as a representation of wealth or a form of dowry.

Ex Private Collection, Belgium (Brussels)

Estimated Period: 19th Century

 

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1200
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SIZE
46 CM X 50 CM (MOUNTED)
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