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

Framed Kuba Cloth - D.R. Congo #1

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
Dimensions: 23" height x 22" width

Height: 32 " x Width: 27" x Depth: 2 "-
This is mounted to go either horizontally or vertically.

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