Long Framed Kuba Cloth - D.R. Congo
Long Framed Kuba Cloth - D.R. Congo
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Long Framed Kuba Cloth - D.R. Congo

$2,500.00
This beautiful and very long textile is framed in Lucite.

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

Height: 30 3/4" x Length: 8' 11 "" x Depth: 2 "
This is mounted to go horizontally.

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