Kuba Cloth Pillow VIII

Vintage
Democratic Republic of Congo
Sale $220
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The raffia textile is finished with our flax linen backing and closed by an exposed zipper with a gold pull. The cushion is stuffed with an oversized down insert.

Please remove the down insert before cleaning your pillow cover, then spot clean.

All orders placed after 2 PM PT will be processed on the next business day.

Provenance

This pillow is created from 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.