Kuba cloths are woven from thin strands cut from raffia palm leaves – a skill
still widely practiced in Africa today. The men of the Western Kasai province of the Democratic Republic of Congo weave the simple cloths and the women embellish the cloths with embroidered raffia borders and graphic geometric patterns. A. 1995.93.227 – Ceremonial Panel, Shoowa People, Kuba group, Western Kasai province, Congo, 1910-1930. Cut-pile and linear embroidery on plain weave raffia palm. Neutrogena Foundation, Museum of International Folk Art, Santa Fe.
Mouse Rug® dimensions - approximate finished size: 7.125" x 10.25" (including fringe) and .16" thick.