Terracotta Classic Kuba Cloth Large Tray

Contemporary Handmade
Philippines
Sale $550
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Dimensions: 20" L x 14" W x 2" H

Fabric-wrapped wooded tray, finished with gold metal handles

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Provenance

This tray is a replica of a vintage 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.