Explore the CollectionKuba Cloth

Measurements
59cm x 61cm
Place of Origin
Zaire
Historical Period/Date
Unknown date
Registration Number
2013-045
Donated/Purchased
Donated
Techniques
Raffia Work,Surface Stitchery,
Objects
Ceremonial Textiles,Kuba Cloths,

Physical Description

Cut-pile raffia textile (mat?). Thread used is very fine raffia fibre from palm trees. Fibres are rubbed in the hands to soften them. This example of Kuba cloth from Zaire - mostly cut-pile technique but with parts of patterns reserved by unstitched cloth. Shows seven different patterns in black, light tan and gold coloured thread.

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