Black Framed Showa Cloth
Approx Size: 69cm x 61cm. It may be hung either way.
Kuba textiles are unique in the Democratic Republic Of The Congo, formerly Zaire, for their elaboration and complexity of the 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 baskets.
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