Amber Stripe Kuba Cloth

Mini Framed Print

Amber Stripe Kuba Cloth

Mini Framed Print

8.5" W x 8.5" H
Printed
Democratic Republic of Congo
$95 $185 Sale

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

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Provenance

Printed
Democratic Republic of Congo

This archival print 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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This archival print is float-mounted on a natural linen, which provides a 1" border between the print and frame. The print itself is subtly blind embossed with our monogram in the bottom right hand corner.

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Provenance

This archival print 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.