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Mangbetu Reed Mat

Tribe Dynasty

Mangbetu

Country Of Origin

Angola or Congo

Date

20th century

Size

137 x 91 cms (54 x 36 ins)

Materials

Fibre

Technique

Basketry woven

Condition

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!

Price

€500

Reference No

1083

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