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Kuba Cloth


The products we’ve kept around for a long time are truly some of the most special ones. These Kuba Cloth Pillows are a perfect example. One of our friends from Africa, Mohammed, travels all over the Democratic Republic of the Congo in Africa in search of Kuba cloth from various tribes and villages. He seeks to promote the talents and amazing artistry of the people who make these ornate cloths. The Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo weave strips of raffia (natural fibers made from the leaves of the raffia-palm) to create a cloth that they drape around themselves at celebrations. We loved their graphic style and the texture that comes from handmaking these cloths out of raffia. And, because they’re handmade, every single one is different; indeed another aspect that makes them so great.

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