Kuba Cloth XCIV Lumbar Pillow

Vintage
Democratic Republic of Congo
Sale $265
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Dimensions: 16" W x 12" H

This textile is finished with our flax linen backing and closed by an exposed zipper with a gold engraved pull. The cushion is stuffed with an oversized down insert.

*Please note that as unique, handmade art, 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 clean.

All orders placed after 1 PM ET will start processing on the next business day. Allow 2-5 business days for standard processing.

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

We offer a full refund for non-custom, non-markdown items returned within 30 days of delivery.

Provenance

This pillow is made from fabric inspired by Kuba cloth, a unique textile featuring complex designs that are created when various geometric raffia pieces are stitched to a plain raffia background. The resulting rough surface 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 incorporated in ceremonial dress for ritual dances and other celebrations.