Thursday, 1 December 2011

Kuba Images online at Smithsonian Eliot Elisofon Photograph Archives

Kuba elders and warriors dressed for the state visit of the Nyim

Some Kuba textiles in use as court regalia, 1970. These are just a glimpse of the wonderful set of photographs taken by Life photographer Eliot Elisofon (1911-1973) of the Kuba royal court in 1970. To see more, and many other remarkable photos, visit the Smithsonian archive here.

Kuba Nyim (ruler) Kot a Mbweeky III, Bungamba village, Congo

Ngady Amwaash masked dancer, Mushenge, Congo

Wives of Kuba Nyim (ruler) Kot a-Mbweeky III, Mushenge, Congo (Democratic Republic)

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