Kuba Cloth no. 85 Throw Pillow

Vintage
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
$285 Sale $189
FINAL SALE
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Hand-stitched in central Africa using traditional techniques, this vintage Kuba Cloth has been transformed into a limited edition pillow made for collecting.

DETAILS:
Front: Vintage Kuba Cloth (100% Raffia)
Back: 100% Natural Flax Linen
Closure: Exposed zipper with a gold pull
Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo
Oversized Feather/Down insert included

DIMENSIONS:
18" W x 18" H

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

Please remove the down insert before cleaning your pillow cover, then spot or dry clean.

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Items on pre-order will ship according to the estimated timeline specified on this product page.

This item is final sale.

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.