A FINE AND ELEGANT MONGO NKUNDU WOMAN’S RAFFIA BELT
Provenance: La Mission des Rédemptoristes Belges au Bas Congo, 1890-1910
Nkundu women, a subgroup of the Mongo peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo, historically wore belts, also known as waist cloths, with a cut-pile pom-pom low on the hips so that it bounced provocatively as they walked.
Very finely woven and in good condition.
Nkundo people, Democratic Republic of Congo
This belt is made of plaited and twined raffia palm fibre decorated with geometric designs and cowry shells. 98 x 15 cm Pom Pom 30 cm diameter.
Size: 98 x 15 cm, Pom Pom 30 cm diameter