Bag
Nkutu (Kikongo)
Saki (Lingala, mot d'origine francaise)

Name

Bag
Nkutu (Kikongo)
Saki (Lingala, mot d'origine francaise)

Description

The raffia is dyed before being woven what creates this tartan pattern. Woven on a vertical manual loom.

Materials

Raffia fibres, natural colourants

Place of Production

Democratic Republic of Congo, End of 20th century
Pende tribe

Use

This type of handbag is called Nkutu in Kikongo and Saki, from the French “sac”, bag in English, in Lingala. These handbags were used both by men and women.

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