Framed Congo Kuba Textile with Black Frame
Vintage Kuba Textile from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, formerly Zaire, are uniquely different for the complexity of design and the rich earth tones. this variation is rectangular and exemplifies the artistic geometric variation.
The men are typically responsible for the raffia palm cultivation and the weaving of the raffia cloth. Women then take the cloth and apply the surface decoration. The designs themselves are the creative invention of the makers, mostly women. This vintage textile is part of the design group whos intent was to “dazzle” the eye and keep the eye moving. Creating visual energy and power.
At this point it’s impossible to accurately date the cloths. This one can be hung vertically or horizontally.