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Africa | Kuba cloth from the DR Congo | Raffia and vegetable dye || Partial view

African Kuba Cloth from the DR Congo: Created with raffia and vegetable dyes

Africa | Kuba cloth from the DR Congo | Raffia and vegetable dye

Kuba Cloth from DR Congo, Handwoven, Handstitched, with Applique and Embroidery.

Kuba cloth -Graphically distinctive and richly evocative of central Africa, Kuba cloth is hand-woven using the strands from raffia palm leaves. The raffia strands are dyed in a variety of earth tones using vegetable dyes.  There are two main types of Kuba cloth: cut pile cloths and flat-woven cloths with no pile.  Kuba cloths display a variety of interesting features including patchwork, embroidery, appliqué and embellishments.

Kuba cloth -Graphically distinctive and richly evocative of central Africa, Kuba…

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