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Vintage Tan and Brown Kuba Embroidery African Textile Fragment



African textured artisanal textile. Boho- chic style. The word “Kuba” means “lighting” referring to the blades that were once used by Kuba warriors. These tactile textiles from the Congo are each handcrafted in the traditional way, the men weaving on a small hand loom and the women taking great pride in their embroidering of these squares. Kuba ceremonial squares can take three months to complete. A technique known as "cut pile" in which the ends of the raffia embroidery threads are cut very short & close to the surface, produces a soft texture similar to velvet. They are used as body wrappers, mats, blankets or used as currency.” Size: 10"H x 24"W


  • Creator
    antique textiles galleries (Workshop/Studio)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 10 in. (25.4 cm)Width: 24 in. (60.96 cm)Depth: .13 in. (3.31 mm)
  • Style
    Tribal (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Wilton Manors, FL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 0050431stDibs: LU946314689282

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  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 4-6 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Wilton Manors, FL
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Wilton Manors, FL

Founded in 2012 by the Black Ecuadorian-American interior designer Oskar L.Torres, this Ft. Lauderdale–based seller is the leading source of antique and vintage textiles for many of the world’s top stylists and interior and set designers, as well as architects. Its collection spans continents, centuries and styles, with a focus on rich...

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