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