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Kuba cloth tapestry

Kuba cloth tapestry

Regular price $219.00 USD
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Hashtag, Kuba cloth.

Rare and quite difficult to make, Kuba cloth might just be one of my favorite handwoven traditional technique.

Using the leaf of the raffia tree, the Kuba people of the Congo first hand cut, and then weave the strips of leaf to make pieces of fabric, often called raffia cloth.

This is handmade in Congo. The pattern, and each designs in traditional kuba fabrics has great meaning for prosperity, abundance, peace and harmony with nature.

Width is approximately between 19" inches- 20" inches and length is approximately 38" - 40" inches, edges are slightly irregular making this piece a real artwork.  

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Aline Lédémin, Designer and Founder has been incorporating ethical values into the brand strategy and acting responsibly since starting her brand in 2009 in San Francisco.

According to the United Nations, this means, “operating in ways that, at a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption”. This has allow her to establish a culture of integrity, and to preserve basic responsibilities to people and planet, but also setting the stage for long-term success.

In addition to the principles mentioned by the UN, other ethical values such as “zero waste”,  ‘honesty’ and ‘respect’ have been the basis for the creation of the brand: constantly bridging the gap between tradition vs. modernity, fun vs. serious, bold vs. careful, innovative vs. conservative.

"-An artisan from Benin proudly made your clothes, with love and excitement."