This is an Old beautifully woven and hand loomed Raffia Panel of Kuba Cloth that comes from the Kuba Tribal people of the Demographic Republic of the Congo. This hand loomed skirt panel is embellished with abstract applique. The designs have meaning to the weaver or the commissioner of the piece. Historically, these long pieces were wound around the waist and worn as skirts. Kuba cloth is woven from raffia palm leaves. Production of the fine decorative textile is a series of endeavors engaging both men and women. The men are responsible for the growing, tending, harvesting and weaving of the cloth. The women are responsible for preparing it for decoration by pounding the stiff, rough cloth in a large wooden mortar until softened, for hemming and in some cases, treatment with brown, wine-red, black blue or yellow dye from local plant sources. The men's dancing skirts are significantly longer than that of the women’s, sometimes having distinct borders with fringe and raffia bobbles. The women’s skirts up to nine yards in length, would be wound around the body several times and folded over a belt. This was collected in the field, and shows some age. This Kuba Cloth would be beautiful framed on a wall in your home or to add to your collection.
Museum Quality Original Long Piece Patterns Sewn into the middle solid Piece. The Sided panels are the original design and were not added at a later date.
A beautiful example of a Men's Skirt
110 Inches Long
Approximately 9 feet long
30 Inches Wide
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