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Kuba Lidded Basket Handwoven Congo Old African Art

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Title Kuba Lidded Basket Handwoven Congo Old Africa
Type of Object Antique Lidded Basket
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo/(Zaire)
People Kuba
Materials vegetal material, leather strap
Approximate Age First half 20th century
Dimensions 9 inchesĀ  x 6.5 inch
Overall Condition Fair to Good
Damage/Repair Indigenous repair to base, significant wear from use.


Additional Information: A lidded basket from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Kuba are known for their exquisite raffia textiles, but basketry is another area where they excel. Many baskets include elaborate interplays of circle and square, where the basket will begin with one and end up with the other. The four pointy corners are also a trademark. The peg was used to anchor the basket in the grass roof of the hut. Such baskets were used to store foodstuff, to keep food fresh or warm, and also to serve meals. They were also used to store foodstuffs.