Graphically distinctive and richly evocative of central Africa, Kuba cloth is handwoven using the strands from raffia palm leaves. The raffia strands are dyed in a variety of earth tones using vegetable dyes. It comes either embroidery or appliqué. Kuba cloths display a variety of interesting features including patchwork, embroidery, appliqué and embellishments.
Historically, the Kuba people have used their cloths as skirts, wrappers, sleeping mats and even currency. For textile enthusiasts, Kuba cloths make wonderful wall-hangings, throw pillows and soft furnishing. Each cloth is a unique creation.
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