Mangbetu Reed Mat
Country Of Origin
Angola or Congo
137 x 91 cms (54 x 36 ins)
Some minor splitting, faded on one side
This Bakongo reed mat has a dynamic and attractive geometric design. Like many fibre pieces of the region they were not appreciated by the older aficionados of African art and it is only in recent decades that such pieces have been recognised for their technical and aesthetic attributes and characteristics. And about time too!