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Kuba cloth uses bold geometries and rich textures of hand-woven raffia from the…

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.

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.

http://venetianred.net/2009/08/07/venetian-red-notebook-kuba-cloth-the-geometry-of-the-labyrinth/

http://venetianred.net/2009/08/07/venetian-red-notebook-kuba-cloth-the-geometry-of-the-labyrinth/

Africa | Bogolanfini - Mud Cloth tafé (wrapper).  Artist Nakunte Diarra ( Bamana people, Beledougou area, Mali) cotton

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

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

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.

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!

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!

artafrica:  Shoowa

artafrica: Shoowa

Africa | Boutala Waist Wrap. Kuba.  The Congo. Raffia cut pile field, with flat stitching in the borders

Africa | Boutala Waist Wrap. Kuba. The Congo. Raffia cut pile field, with flat stitching in the borders

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