African Kuba Cloth: Lovely neutral colors. Unique geometric pattern, woven by hand. Beautiful vintage textile. Black, brown, natural raffia color.
Approx. Dimensions: 26 1/2 inches long x 24 1/4 inches wide
These versatile pieces are also used for pillow covers and upholstery. They are very durable.
Kuba Textiles come from the Congo. Kuba cloth panels are handwoven using the leaves of the Raffia Palm tree.
The Kuba Shoowa panels are embroidered in various designs in some areas while thick pile that resembles velvet is sewn into cloth and trimmed by snipping fibers; nicknamed Kasai Velvet. Kuba cloths are highly collectible and come in endless one of a kind patterns.
***please note that some Kuba Cloth with black palm fibers retains the faint smell of smoke. This is from scorching the palm fibers to a dark black when originally woven.
***This work of African textile art is in very good vintage condition.
Ships from my studio in Long Beach, California.
Please message me with any questions as my vintage items are not returnable.
3-5 business days
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
If you request a cancellation within 6 hours of the purchase.
I do not accept returns or exchanges due to the nature of vintage textiles. There may be spots, marks, color variations, smudges, lose strings, frays, and/or patches on a textile. While they add to the authentic nature of the product, please review all the photographs before the purchase.
Your satisfaction is of the upmost importance so please contact me with any questions prior to purchase.
Jan 24, 2023
Yes, the quality of the item was as shown on Etsy The item matched the description It met my expectations