5 Facts about Kuba Cloth

1. Kuba cloth is woven by the Kuba tribe in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to be precise.

2. Kuba means “the people of lightning”.

3. Kuba textiles are woven from the Raffia Vinifera palm.

4. Kuba cloth is also known as ” Raffia Cloth”

5. The main techniques for producing  Kuba cloth are embroidery, applique, patchwork and dyeing. 

 

Kuba cloth draped across the bed.

Photo: Africanologie