Handcrafted for ceremonial use, raffia Kuba cloth expresses the art and culture of the Kuba people of Congo. Employing ancient African techniques, the men hand weave the raffia fibers on single-heddle looms, then soften the rough cloth, called "mbal", by pounding it in mortars. Kuba women hand stitch the appliqués, following their inspiration as the labyrinthine designs take shape. Bold, textural and traditional, each pillow is exquisitely one of a kind.
Kuba Cloth Pillow
Origin: Authentic handwoven Kuba cloth, made in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Pillow assembly hand crafted in the U.S.
Material: 100% Raffia Kuba cloth | Backed in Microsuede
Size: 21" x 21"
Care Instructions: Spot Clean
Traditionally decorated with hand-stitched appliqués, in patterns that are unique to each pillow cover. Variations in color and pattern are part of the unique character of this artisan-crafted fabric.