Kuba cloth uses bold geometries and rich textures of hand-woven raffia from the…
Power Cloth by Yvonne Morton - silk, flax and raffia fibres (to make handmade fabric), enriched with surface markmaking and patches used in other cultures as protective symbols. Inspired by the Kuba people of the Congo.
Africa | Bogolanfini - Mud Cloth tafé (wrapper). Artist Nakunte Diarra ( Bamana people, Beledougou area, Mali) cotton
flatwoven spindle-bag was made by Sanjabi-Kurds during the 19th century, measures 43cm x 36cm (1' 5" x 1' 2"). Front
Africa | Prestige Panel from the Kuba people of the Sankuru River region of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber, pigments | 20th century
Residential, Soft good: Africa | Detail from an 'nbol' from the Shoowa Kuba people of DR Congo | Raffia, embroidered with black yellow and ochre colours.
Kuba Skirt - Made by the Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo people as a traditional woman's wrap skirty. Embroidered, quilted, cutwork, tie-dye and border elements all combine to made a very natural feeling piece. Wow!