VINTAGE AFRICAN KUBA RAFFIA TEXTILE

vintage kubs raffia cloth
african textile
African Kuba textile
designer textile
vintage kubs raffia cloth
african textile
African Kuba textile
designer textile

VINTAGE AFRICAN KUBA RAFFIA TEXTILE

225.00

Unique to the Congo region of Africa, these clothes are made of palm leaf fiber that is processed and woven by the men. The embroidery & appliqué is done by the woman. Check out the amazing geometric designs that are cut to form pile and resemble velvet. The pattern & repetition shift thru out these textiles. The Shoowa people are masters in this embroidery and weaving technique. These clothes were once used as currancy, as status symbols, exchanged in dowries and used in funeral shrouds. 

It is beyond belief that these are woven by hand and that the geometric designs are created by eye. Take a close look and be amazed. These clothes are collected and hung as wall art. They are also used on table tops and made into pillows. 

this one is a larger 25” by 29” and in great shape.

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