Bakuba Collection


Bakuba is a cluster of about 16 Bantu-speaking groups in southeastern Congo (Kinshasa), living between the Kasai and Sankuru rivers east of their confluence.
Nature spirits, the spirits of dead kings, and witchcraft dominate Kuba religion. Nearly all objects of daily use are decorated, and carved wooden figurines, initiation masks, cups, and beautifully embroidered handwoven raffia cloth (kuba cloth) are especially prized for export.

I've curated this collection to include artisinal, artifacts and modern pieces that are made by or representative of the Bakuba.