Antique Kuba Handwoven Raffia cloth
Antique Kuba handwoven & embroidered Raffia cloth in used condition, constructed from different different panels making a very long ceremonial piece.
+/- 430cm x 85cm
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Kuba cloth is woven from the fib of the Raphia Vinifera Palm. Production of these textiles is a multiple stage process which involves the participation of children, men and women of the same clan. The process includes gathering and preparing the raffia fibers for weaving and embroidery, weaving the basic cloth unit, dyeing the embroidery fibers, and embellishing the woven cloth with embroidery, applique, patchwork and dye.