Plum Patchwork Kuba Cloth Large Tray
Dimensions: 20" L x 14" W x 2" H
Fabric-wrapped wooded tray, finished with gold metal handles.
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This tray pattern is inspired by Kuba cloth, a unique form of textile consisting of various geometric raffia pieces stitched to a plain raffia background, creating complex designs. The result is a rough surface that 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 included in ceremonial dress for ritual dances and other celebrations.