Kuba Cloth W/Cowrie Shells Museum Quality Vintage Charcoal & Wine-Congo DRC
Vintage - 20th Century Kuba Cloth - Handwoven in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kuba Cloth, which once was used as currency, is often given as Lobola (part of the dowry payment to the family of the bride), in special ceremonies, and as symbols of wealth.
This is a very special rare, collectible vintage Kuba Cloth, handwoven using raffia and intricately hand sewn cowrie shells. It's meticulous knotting is a special part of this charcoal colored raffia textile bordered in wine colored raffia.
The condition is excellent. When special textiles and ceremonial creations are passed down through generations, they are often kept in excellent condition.
Approximate Dimensions: 29" X 132"