Framed Kuba Cloth - D.R. Congo #3
Framed Kuba Cloth - D.R. Congo #3
Framed Kuba Cloth - D.R. Congo #3 1

Framed Kuba Cloth - D.R. Congo #3

$795.00
This beautifully textile is framed in Lucite.

Material: Embroidered Raffia
People: Kuba (sub-groups; Lele & Shoowa)

Description: Kuba textiles are delicately made from raffia fibers which are peeled from the leaves of the raffia palm tree. These fibers are woven together using a method known as "cut-pile," a technique in which the ends of the raffia embroidery threads are cut very short & close to the surface, producing a soft texture similar to velvet. Not only a fabric, these textiles also represent wealth, in that they are the only cloth to be traded in the form of currency for various goods and services:
100 cloths = bride payment to parents
100 cloths = adultery fine
10 cloths = 1 axe
20 cloths = delivery of each child
Frames:
Height: 32 1/4" x Width: 26 1/2" x Depth: 2 "

This is mounted to go either horizontally or vertically.

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