Kuba Textile Appliquéd Matisse Style DR Congo AFRICA Type of Object: Textile, Wall Hanging Ethnic Group: Kuba Country of Origin: DR Congo Materials: Raffia, Dyes Dimensions:37.5" by 22.75 Approximate Age: late 20th Century/contemporary Overall Condition: Good
Additional Information: This Kuba raffia textile has a combination of two techniques:appliqued and tie-dye. The borders are tie-dyed and the central strips have appliqued Matisse style pattern. The viewer's eye is most captivated perhaps by the center with colorful intriguing designs and are reminiscent of works by 19th- and 20th-century masters like Matisse, Picasso, Klee, Penck, and Chellida. This is no coincidence: all of those artists were inspired by Kuba design!"