Nesa Kuba Pillow Cover - New with Limited Quanities

  • $115.00

New to the shop- Nesa Kuba PIllow Cover.  This pillow is hand crafted in the Democratic Republic of CONGO.

  • Handcrafted Kuba cloth front from Central, Africa
  • Hemp and cotton suede back
  • YKK brass zipper
  • Handcrafted
  • Eco-friendly
  • Sustainable
  • Size - 18x22
  • Pillow cover only - insert not included

Spot Clean Only

This pillow can be identified by bold, graphic black patterns that suggest movement. The textile often features both repeated themes and irregularities between each section, which is a reminder that each stitch was hand crafted.  

A unique textile featuring complex designs that are created when various geometric raffia pieces are stitched to a plain raffia background. The resulting rough surface is punctuated by repeated geometric patterns with unexpected interruptions in design.  Men cultivate the raffia palm and weave the raffia cloth; women then create the patterned textiles.

The style originated in the 17th century in the Kuba kingdom of central Africa.
Traditionally woven using raffia palm fibers.

Kuba cloth was used as a wrapped skirt worn during burials. Later, it was incorporated in ceremonial dress for ritual dances and other celebrations.