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Kuba long cloth panel.  DR Congo | This special wrap, made from raffia, was worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige. Made from raffia.  They incorporate embroidered shapes and patterns, openwork, tie-dye, tightly tufted areas and border elements. Most are covered with geometric symbols; many are restrained, subtle and rhythmic designs using one technique; others create amazing quilt-like assemblages of old pieces of many forms.

Kuba long cloth panel. DR Congo | This special wrap, made from raffia, was worn outside, or on top of, the long dance dresses for added decoration and prestige. Made from raffia. They incorporate embroidered shapes and patterns, openwork, tie-dye, tightly tufted areas and border elements. Most are covered with geometric symbols; many are restrained, subtle and rhythmic designs using one technique; others create amazing quilt-like assemblages of old pieces of many forms.

Central Africa  1930  Set of Eight Old Kuba Cloth Textiles in Replica Burl Walnut Frames

Kuba Cloth Textiles

Central Africa 1930 Set of Eight Old Kuba Cloth Textiles in Replica Burl Walnut Frames

photo by Edward Addeo for HAND/EYE : Central African Kuba cloth: structure and improvisation

African Velvets photo by Edward Addeo for Hand/Eye Magazine (!

prov-e-nance \ˈpräv-nən(t)s, ˈprä-və-ˌnän(t)s\noun. the place of origin or earliest known history of something. ABOVE | Fabric Detail Kuba Cloth is a rather magical kind of textile to me - it's organic and earthy, made in a primitive sort of a way, yet reads as quite modern when use

Kuba Cloth

prov-e-nance \ˈpräv-nən(t)s, ˈprä-və-ˌnän(t)s\noun. the place of origin or earliest known history of something.

Textile Tunic (Bororo) [Fulani people; Niger (Bororo, Wodaabe)] (1993.372) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of ...

Embroidered Man's Tunic (Bororo)

Behind The Beautiful Kuba Cloth Tradition Of Central Africa

Behind The Beautiful Kuba Cloth Tradition Of Central Africa

Design Geek: Behind The Beautiful Kuba Cloth Tradition Of Central Africa

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On the lookout for a navajo rug like this for the kitchen. Hard to find in neutrals, but I'm going to keep an eye out.

style court: strip woven indigo from Cameroon

Indigo strip woven and resist dyed cotton cloth. known as Ndop Cloth Baminiki People, Grassland of Cameroon, Mid century Textiles

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