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Kuba Basket Small Oval Handwoven Congo African Art

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Title Kuba Basket Small Oval Handwoven Congo Africa
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 6 inches long x 4.75 inches wide x 3.5 inches deep
Overall Condition Fair to good
Damage/Repair some broken strands and worn surfaces.

Additional Information: A lidded basket from the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.This basket is of traditional design: both top and bottom have raised corners.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. The four pointy corners are also a trademark. 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