Authentic Showa Cushion (B)

Showa textiles from Democratic Republic of Congo

The true jewels of textile art are the small Showa cloths. These raffia cut-pile cloths, woven by Kuba men, were embroidered by women with no stitching visible on the back.

Highly prized for their complex interplay of geometric  patterns, inventive rhythm and balance, uniquely  individual designs , the Kuba people traded them as currency.

These cloths are not fragile. They can be pinned to a wall or used as upholstery. Folds or wrinkles can be removed with careful misting and ironing from the back.

SKU: CUS-JAM-2010-33-B Categories: ,


Dimensions :

60 x 60cm (approx)