Kuba cloth is handwoven using strands of raffia palm leaves which have been dyed with vegetable dyes to create a variety of earth tones. Traditionally set in geometric patterns, these distinctly graphic designs are evocative of central Africa.
Historically these were used by the Kuba people for a multitude of purposes including skirts, sleeping mats and currency. The more valuable pieces were dyed using a product obtained from the heartwood of tropical trees called “twool”. This deep red substance was believed to contain magical properties and highly prized.Browse our selection of handmade Kuba cloths. (LINK)