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Kuba Basket Lidded Cube Handwoven Congo African Art

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Title Kuba Basket Lidded Cube Handwoven Congo African Art
Type of Object Antique Lidded Basket
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo/(Zaire)
People Kuba
Materials Vegetal fibers
Approximate Age 20th Century
Dimensions with lid: 6.75 inches tall x 6.75 inches wide x 3.5 inches deep
Overall Condition Good to fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
Damage/Repair scrapes, dirt, discoloration, and holes; see pictures for details.

Additional Information: The Kuba are known for their exquisite raffia textiles, but basketry is another area where they excel. Many baskets include elaborate enterplays of circle and square, where the basket will begin with one and end up with the other. Such baskets were used to store foodstuff, to keep food fresh or warm, and also to serve meals. They were also used to store valuable and cosmetic items.

For a similar piece see COLLECTION MARC AND DENYSE GINZBERG, Sotheby's, Paris, 10 Septembre 2007, fig.107, p. 92