Vintage Kuba Cloth Textile Wall Art | 21.5" x 21"
This type of Kuba cloth, known as "shoowa" are a durable fabric made of raffia with two ply; the front design and a solid color back that wraps around the edges of the cloth.
Handmade many years ago in the heart of The Democratic Republic of the Congo. This cloth was woven by a member of the Bakuba tribe. Women typically accent the textile using the cut pile technique and embroidery while the men cultivate the raffia palm and weave the structure of the cloth on a loom. Kuba cloths are woven as a symbol for a person, couple, or family; thus having extravagant designs, patterns and shapes as a symbol of artistic creativity and workmanship.
These cloths can be framed and used as wall art decor. Other popular utilities consist of pillowcases and furniture accents.
This textile measures 21.5" x 21"