Kuba textiles are unique in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for their elaboration and complexity of design and surface decoration. Most textiles are a variation on rectangular or square pieces of woven palm leaf fiber enhanced by geometric designs executed in linear embroidery and other stitches, which are cut to form pile surfaces resembling velvet. Women are responsible for transforming raffia cloth into various forms of textiles, including ceremonial skirts, ‘velvet’ tribute cloths, headdresses and basketry.
Each item is one of a kind. Please indicate when purchasing which colour way you would prefer. Light or dark brown pattern.
Size: 55cm x 55cm *Insert Included