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Kuba Cloth

Genuine handwoven Kuba cloth from The Congo

Graphically distinctive and richly evocative of central Africa, Kuba cloth is handwoven 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 flatwoven cloths with no pile with either embriodery or appliqué.

Kuba cloths display a variety of interesting features including patchwork, embroidery, appliqué and embellishments.

Historically, the Kuba people have used their cloths as skirts, wrappers, sleeping mats and even currency. For textile enthusiasts, Kuba cloths make wonderful wallhangings and soft furnishing. 

Each cloth is a unique creation. Sizes vary, usually about 50 x 100 cm / 20 x 39 in, approximately.

kuba cloth cushion

Kuba cloth cushions © Jan Roberts

Flat Weave Kuba
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£80.00WKU279
Flat Weave Kuba
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£90.00WKU278
Cut Pile Kuba
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£80.00WKU267
Cut Pile Kuba
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£80.00WKU266
Flat Weave Kuba
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£85.00WKU277
Flat Weave Kuba
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£80.00WKU276
Cut Pile Kuba
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£85.00WKU269
Cut Pile Kuba
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£85.00WKU268
Flat Weave Kuba
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£80.00WKU285
Cut Pile Kuba
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£80.00WKU270
Cut Pile Kuba
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£80.00WKU271
Flat Weave Kuba
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£80.00WKU282
Cut Pile Kuba
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£80.00WKU272
Cut Pile Kuba
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£80.00WKU274
Flat Weave Kuba New
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£85.00WKU286
Flat Weave Kuba New
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£80.00WKU287
 
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