Three Kuba cloths made from woven strips of raffia from the kuba people in the Congo.
These cloths are made of sections stitched together, the geometric patterns are cut and sewn onto a base cloth which is made from thin strands cut from the leaves of the raffia palm.
The enormous variety of designs together with the specific handwork style of different crafters, make each cloth section unique and as varied as the imaginations of the crafters. It is quite impossible to find a duplicate cloth.
Condition: minor raffia loss, stains and a little wear. But above all beautiful decorative pieces which are very suitable for wall hanging instead of wallpaper or painting.
Cloth 1: Height 97 cm / 38.2 inch. Width 54 cm / 21.3 inch.
Cloth 2: Height 102 cm / 40.2 inch. Width 45 cm / 17.7 inch.
Cloth 3: Height 70 cm / 27.6 inch. Width 48 cm / 18.9 inch.
Provenance: obtained from the collection of an old lady who was a teacher handicrafts, she visited flea markets for many years, The Hague, Netherlands.