Early 1900's Shoowa Ceremonial Dance Skirt Kuba Cloth Zaire Republic of Congo Raffia Applique with Tribal Repairs Natural Dyes


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    This Shoowa dance cloth was purchased from a shop in the downtown square of Santa Fe, New Mexico back in 1998 called African Odyssey. It was represented to me as being from the early 1900's with original tribal hand appliqued design and repairs. Not all of the worn areas have been repaired and there are various stains that demonstrate evidence of it being worn and used by a tribe member. One of the ends has been left frayed; possibly intentional for design. Upon close inspection one can see that the entire piece has been hand sewn.

    The cloth measures approximately 95" long and 24" wide.

    Additional photos can be provided upon request.

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