Unique African Congo Kuba Raffia Cloth Fabric, Natural Woven Handmade

Original price was: $171.00.Current price is: $154.00.

This is a handwoven, raffia textile which is sometimes referred to as a Kuba cloth, from Democratic Republic of Congo. Also known as Madiba this African plant fiber cloth was made by the men of the Kuba tribe in the Kasai region of the Congo called the Kuba Kingdom. The cloth was made from fiber from the raffia palm (Raphia Vinifera). It normally took about one day to make two or three lengths of cloth depending on the skill level of the craftsman. The cloth is used as money for Bride price, ceremonial payments and as tributes to the Chiefs. Kuba cloths are beautiful pieces of African art and look great displayed as wall hangings.

This collectible textile is a must-have for anyone interested in African cultures and ethnicity. With its origins in Congo, this Kuba raffia cloth is a rare and valuable item that is sure to make a statement in any collection. The rich history and beauty of this fabric make it a true collector’s item that will be treasured for generations to come.

Measurements are 166 inches by 22 inches


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