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Kuba, Bark cloth, Democratic Republic of Congo Interesting patch idea with same repeated

Kuba cloth -Graphically distinctive and richly evocative of central Africa, Kuba cloth is hand-woven using the strands from raffia palm leaves. The raffia strands are dyed in a variety of earth tones using vegetable dyes.  There are two main types of Kuba cloth: cut pile cloths and flat-woven cloths with no pile.  Kuba cloths display a variety of interesting features including patchwork, embroidery, appliqué and embellishments.

Kuba cloth -Graphically distinctive and richly evocative of central Africa, Kuba cloth is hand-woven using the strands from raffia palm leaves. The raffia strands are dyed in a variety of earth tones using vegetable dyes. There are two main types of Kuba cloth: cut pile cloths and flat-woven cloths with no pile. Kuba cloths display a variety of interesting features including patchwork, embroidery, appliqué and embellishments.

Kuba - Geometrically patterned cloth traditionally woven from raffia-tree leaves by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Typically created by Kuba men on a single heddle loom, then embroidered by women and children to create an uncut or cut-pile appearance (the latter resembles velvet or velour). 2: a Traditionally worn during ceremonial events, primarily funerals, but also found in tapestries and home goods. b Includes symbolic patterns that indicate a person’s social…

Kuba - Geometrically patterned cloth traditionally woven from raffia-tree leaves by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Typically created by Kuba men on a single heddle loom, then embroidered by women and children to create an uncut or cut-pile appearance (the latter resembles velvet or velour). 2: a Traditionally worn during ceremonial events, primarily funerals, but also found in tapestries and home goods. b Includes symbolic patterns that indicate a person’s social…

Africa | Kuba Bark Cloth.  DR Congo Maybe take off white canvas and paint mudcloth designs on it?

Africa | Kuba Bark Cloth. DR Congo Maybe take off white canvas and paint mudcloth designs on it?

Africa | Four Panels from a Ceremonial Skirt from the Kuba peoples (Bushoong group) from the Kasai River region of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber | 20th century

Africa | Four Panels from a Ceremonial Skirt from the Kuba peoples (Bushoong group) from the Kasai River region of DR Congo | Raffia palm fiber | 20th century

Africa | Noblewoman's Ceremonial Overskirt. Shoowa people, DR Congo | Early 20th century | Raffia palm fiber; stem stitch and cut pile embroidery

Africa | Noblewoman's Ceremonial Overskirt. Shoowa people, DR Congo | Early 20th century | Raffia palm fiber; stem stitch and cut pile embroidery

Bogolan | Mali | Boubacar Doumbia | Oogenlust | Stichting Djenne

Bogolan | Mali | Boubacar Doumbia | Oogenlust | Stichting Djenne

Africa | Bogolanfini - Mud Cloth tafé (wrapper).  Artist: Nakunte Diarra - Bamana people, Beledougou area, Mali.  Cotton

Africa | Bogolanfini - Mud Cloth tafé (wrapper). Artist: Nakunte Diarra - Bamana people, Beledougou area, Mali. Cotton

Africa | Details from a piece of mudcloth.  Dogon country, Mali | Image ©Michel Renaudeau

Africa | Details from a piece of mudcloth. Dogon country, Mali | Image ©Michel Renaudeau

Africa | Kuba cloth from the DR Congo | Raffia and vegetable dye

Africa | Kuba cloth from the DR Congo | Raffia and vegetable dye

Africa | Textile detail from the Dumbi people of Kasai District, DR Congo | Fiber; embroidered

Africa | Textile detail from the Dumbi people of Kasai District, DR Congo | Fiber; embroidered