Terracotta Classic Kuba Cloth

Standard Tray

Terracotta Classic Kuba Cloth

Standard Tray

16" L X 12" W X 2" H
Contemporary Handmade
Philippines
$450 Sale

This tray is a replica of a vintage Kuba cloth, a unique textile featuring complex designs that are created... READ MORE

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Provenance

Contemporary Handmade
Philippines

This tray is a replica of a vintage Kuba cloth, 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.

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Finished with gold metal handles.

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Provenance

This tray is a replica of a vintage Kuba cloth, 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.