The Congolese Kuba Cloth

Typical to to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, the Kuba cloth is defined by intricately handwoven palm leaf fibre this cloth resulting into an exclusively unique, high-end, yet very raw, organic product of the exquisite hand work of both men and women. While men weave the grass matt that is used as a 'canvas’, the women later embroider and transform it into various forms of textiles, including ceremonial skirts, ‘velvet’ tribute cloths, headdresses and basketry. The cloth is dyed prior to embroidering and each square takes about 2 to 3 hours to create.


                         MOYO Kuba Cushions & 'Palm of Zaire' Coat

There are two types of Kuba cloth. One where the palm thread is pulled through the original mat creating a conglomeration of loose ends which result in the adorning pattern and another where a mat is cut in thin shapes which are then applied on a very long mat. First one mainly used for cushions and accessories. Second one for wall art, floor pillows and robust sofa ones. 


                          MOYO Wall Hanging

This fabric, emblematic of African textile art, is distinguished by its unique earthy tones, inspired by nature and imagination. Its creation is a testament to traditions handed down through generations, celebrating the artistry of skilled artisans.

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