Kuba cloth

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$350.00

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This square mat was woven in the early 20th century in the Congo by a Kuba weaver out of Raffia palm fibre. These squares were made in imitation of velvet but as time progressed took on a much more local African quality. This example is highly graphic with two distinct patterns melding into one.