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)