Vintage African Kuba Tan and Black Handwoven Patchwork Square Throw Pillow with Down Insert | Black and Tan 24" Indoor Decorative Cushion
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「Features」 · Authentic African Kuba Cloth · Black and tan · Brown linen back · Plush down insert · Concealed zip closure
「Style Inspiration」 Enjoy matching this gorgeous throw pillow with your collection to build a beautiful look in your home. It is a canvas for showcasing traditional patterns. Many European and American collectors have noted the striking similarities between Kuba appliqués and Matisse dancing figures.
「History」 This pillow cover is created from authentic Kuba cloth, a unique form of textile consisting of various geometric raffia pieces stitch to a plain raffia background, creating complex designs. The result is a layers surface that is punctuated by repeated geometric patterns with unexpected interruptions and design. Men cultivate the raffia palm and weave the raffia cloth; women then create the patterned textiles. Traditionally, Kuba cloth was used as a wrapped skirt worn during burials. Later, it was incorporated in ceremonial dress for ritual dances and other celebrations.
「Dimension」 24" L x 24" W
「Condition」 This is a vintage fabric so there are a few patches with signs of wear. See close ups for details.