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.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this fabric supports our artisan partners.
Please spot treat only to prevent fading of the print. Iron on medium if needed.
Fabric by the yard is printed to order, with a minimum order of 3 yards.
Expedited options may be available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fabric by the yard is final sale and may not be returned or exchanged.
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..