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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.

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.

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

Kuba Cloth, Flat Weave
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£80.00WKU279
Kuba Cloth, Flat Weave
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£90.00WKU278
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£80.00WKU267
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£80.00WKU266
Kuba Cloth, Flat Weave
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£85.00WKU277
Kuba Cloth, Flat Weave
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£80.00WKU276
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£85.00WKU269
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£85.00WKU268
Kuba Cloth, Flat Weave
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£80.00WKU285
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£80.00WKU270
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£80.00WKU271
Kuba Cloth, Flat Weave
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£80.00WKU282
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£80.00WKU272
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£80.00WKU273
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£80.00WKU274
Kuba Cloth, Cut Pile
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£80.00WKU275
 
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