This is an antique, handwoven, raffia textile which is sometimes referred to as a Kuba cloth as it was handmade by the African Kuba tribal people. This antique African Kuba cloth was collected from Zaire, Africa which is also called The Democratic Republic of Congo. Also known as Madiba this African plant fiber cloth was made by the men of the Kuba tribe in the Kasai region of the Congo called the Kuba Kingdom. The cloth was made from fiber from the raffia palm (Raphia Vinifera). It normally took about one day to make two or three lengths of cloth depending on the skill level of the craftsman.
This antique Kuba textile specimen measures 25 inches long by 21 inches wide. This Kuba plant fiber cloth specimen is in great overall antique condition with slight wear. These Kuba cloths are handsome pieces of African art and not only look great displayed as wall hangings but are a very interesting African textile fabric for the advanced craftsperson wanting to create tribal pieces for home decor they also look great stretched and framed.
Be sure to add me to your favorites list! The item "Antique Kuba Cloth Raffia Textile Traditional African Tribal Money Congo, Africa" is in sale since Sunday, May 26, 2013. This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\African\Masks".The seller is "mountainamma" and is located in Williams, Oregon. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, Ukraine, Cayman islands.