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Kuba Wood Container Congo

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Brand Unbranded
Type of Object Container
Country of Origin Democratic Republic of the Congo/(Zaire)
People Kuba
Materials wood
Approximate Age 20th Century
Height (in) 13.5
Width (in) 5
Depth (in) 2
Overall Condition Good to fair. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.
Damage/Repair A few small cracks, please see photos for details.

A well carved Kuba copntainer. Carved containers are among the most popular artifacts found in the Kuba region in the savanna region of the southeastern part of Democratic Republic of the Congo. These containers may be seen as the consecration of decorative art among the Kuba. Kuba society is devoted to the visual: The art of decoration reigns supreme. Kuba art is prized both for the quality and care of their craftsmanship and for the astounding power of their design (Bwiin) which touched sensitivity of western collectors and artists.