Pair of Cowrie Shell Anklets - Kuba People of D.R. Congo (#PC50)
Pair of Cowrie Shell Anklets - Kuba People of D.R. Congo (#PC50)
Pair of Cowrie Shell Anklets - Kuba People of D.R. Congo (#PC50) 1
Pair of Cowrie Shell Anklets - Kuba People of D.R. Congo (#PC50) 2
Pair of Cowrie Shell Anklets - Kuba People of D.R. Congo (#PC50) 3

Pair of Cowrie Shell Anklets - Kuba People of D.R. Congo (#PC50)

$145.00
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

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