African Kuba Cloth 3.8m x 58cm


Graphically distinctive and richly evocative of central Africa

Kuba cloth from the Congo is handwoven using the strands from raffia palm leaves. The raffia strands are dyed in a variety of earth tones using vegetable dyes.

This is a flat weave Kuba cloth featuring patchwork and appliqué.

Extremely long, therefore would be ideal displayed horizontally or vertically as wall art or on a dining table.

The cloth can also be sectioned off into smaller pieces to frame or introduced into upholstery to create a stunning feature on a chair/couch or even a bedhead.

Each cloth is a unique creation. Signs of human endeavor are ever present in these stunning handcrafted textiles.


length – 3.8m

width – 58cm

Only 1 left in stock


African Kuba cloth featuring patchwork

from The Congo

There are two main types of Kuba cloth

Cut pile cloths and flat woven cloths with no pile with either embroidery or applique.

Kuba cloths display a variety of interesting features

Including patchwork, embroidery, applique and embellishments.

Historically, the Kuba Tribe of the Congo have used their cloths as skirts, wrappers, sleeping mats and even currency.

Learn more about Kuba Textiles on Wiki here

watch video of Kuba textile exhibition in Washington where they explain more about the beauty of the textiles

be sure to check our other African Mudcloth Textiles