Kuba Basket Congo
is backordered and will ship as soon as it is back in stock.
Height: 20.5 Width: 9.0 Depth: 9.0
The Kuba people, hailing from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have a remarkable tradition of crafting intricate baskets, exemplified by the "basket you." Displaying a stunning blend of circles and squares in its design, these baskets exhibit the Kuba's exceptional skill in basketry, complementing their renown in raffia textiles. Traditionally, these baskets served multifunctional roles within the community, storing and presenting food, preserving freshness, and also safeguarding valuable items and cosmetics. Beyond their practicality, Kuba baskets showcase meticulous detail, shape combinations, and a fusion of utility and artistic expression, serving as a testament to the rich cultural heritage and artistic expertise of the Kuba people.
Approximate Age: 20th Century
Overall Condition: Good
Damage/Repair: General wear; see pictures for details.