Plum Patchwork Kuba Cloth Fabric
Printed Width: 54"W
Pattern size: 54"W x 60"H
Fabric Direction: Up the roll
Fabric is sold in full-yard increments
Dye lots may vary. As a result, there may be slight color variations between your swatch and the final product
7.5" x 7.5" swatch available.
Please spot treat only to prevent fading of the print. Iron on medium if needed.
This fabric is a replica of a vintage piece of kuba cloth textile. A unique textile featuring complex designs that are created when various geometric raffia pieces are stitched to a plain raffia background. The resulting rough surface is punctuated by repeated geometric patterns with unexpected interruptions in design. Men cultivate the raffia palm and weave the raffia cloth; women then create the patterned textiles. Traditionally, Kuba cloth was used as a wrapped skirt worn during burials. Later, it was incorporated in ceremonial dress for ritual dances and other celebrations..