Long Kuba Cloth African Art Traditional Raffia Textile Plant Fiber Fabric, Congo
This is a handwoven, raffia textile which is sometimes referred to as a Kuba cloth as it was handmade by the African Kuba tribal people. Great condition but does have some wear. This African Kuba cloth was collected from Zaire, Africa which is also called The Democratic Republic of Congo. Also known as Madiba this African plant fiber cloth was made by the men of the Kuba tribe in the Kasai region of the Congo called the Kuba Kingdom. The cloth was made from fiber from the raffia palm (Raphia Vinifera). It normally took about one day to make two or three lengths of cloth depending on the skill level of the craftsman. This antique Kuba textile specimen measures 172 inches long by 29 1/2 inches wide. These Kuba cloths are handsome pieces of African art and not only look great displayed as wall hangings but are a very interesting African textile fabric for the advanced craftsperson wanting to create tribal pieces for home decor they also look great stretched and framed. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\African\1900-Now\Textiles”. The seller is “mountainamma” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.
- Featured Refinements: Kuba Cloth
- Handmade: Yes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Congo
- Provenance: Ownership History Not Available