Kuba Cloth XXVII

Lumbar Pillow

Kuba Cloth XXVII

Lumbar Pillow

16" W x 12" H
Vintage
Democratic Republic of Congo
$250 Sale

This pillow is created from Kuba cloth, a unique form of textile consisting of various geometric raffia pieces stitched... READ MORE

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Provenance

Vintage
Democratic Republic of Congo

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.

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The woven textile is finished with our flax linen backing and closed by an invisible zipper with our signature St. Frank gold pull. The cushion is stuffed with an oversized down insert.

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Please note that as unique, handmade pillow, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this pillow, but may not be identical to the one you receive.

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.