The Kuba kingdom was founded in the 16th century
by the Bushoong people. Artists from the Kuba kingdom are well known for the geometric complexity
& elegant designs they use. Among their most spectacular creations are ceremonial clothing & adornment for the Kuba king & high-ranking officials of the Kuba court. Anklets such as these were worn by royalty and
noble men & women, and vary greatly in form and pattern. The Kuba King, the
royal family, and members of the court would wear
beaded clothing and adornment during state occasions.
Provenance: Ex Private Collection. Collected about 50 years ago by a Belgian living in the D.R. Congo.
$145 per pair, 3 pairs available:
PC50A - 9" long x 2.5" wide
PC50B - 9" long x 2.25" wide
PC50C - 8" long x 2" wide