AN ITURI BARKCLOTH SKIRT OF M’BUTI PEOPLE
In the Ituri rainforest in the Democratic Republic of Congo loincloths of barkcloth from a number of ficus species decorated with intricate painted patterns relating to the natural world around them were produced and worn by the Mbuti people for ceremonies and performances associated with community rites of passage.
Ituri people,Pygmy, Democratic Republic of Congo
Barkcloth and natural pigments, framed. 75 x 34 cm
Price: € 650