KUBA CLOTH
Origin: DRC
Materials: Woven Raffia Fibre and Natural Dyes. 
Description:

The Kuba people live in the fertile lands of equatorial Africa, between the Kasai and Sankuru rivers. Kuba artistry is expressed in the decorative motifs of their architecture, basketry, wood carvings and textiles. Kuba cloth is woven from the fibre of raffia palm leaves, in a multi-stage process involving the participation of every member of the clan. The textiles are then embroidered with free-hand designs.  These handmade textiles are a treasured part of Kuba culture, carefully repaired and restored to be used for many years, worn in layered combinations around the waist. 

Description:

The Kuba people live in the fertile lands of equatorial Africa, between the Kasai and Sankuru rivers. Kuba artistry is expressed in the decorative motifs of their architecture, basketry, wood carvings and textiles. Kuba cloth is woven from the fibre of raffia palm leaves, in a multi-stage process involving the participation of every member of the clan. The textiles are then embroidered with free-hand designs.  These handmade textiles are a treasured part of Kuba culture, carefully repaired and restored to be used for many years, worn in layered combinations around the waist. 

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Dimensions:

430 x 126 cm