Woven panels such as this would have decorated the walls of a Mbole meeting house. This group of three decorative panels are made from woven bark fibre, which has been decorated with striking geometric designs.
The dark-coloured strands of fibre, used to create the bold abstract decorations against a pale back ground, have been dyed with the roots of the banana tree.
This group of Mbole panels have been mounted on a custom-made mount. Each panel is unique.
Ex Private Collection, Belgium (Brussels)
Estimated Period: 1930s