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Textiles and Pillows

20" Criss-Cross Congo Raffia Pillow with Insert

Swahili Modern


  • Handmade in the Congo, these bold kuba cloth pillows are crafted using natural raffia that has been dyed and appliqued with geometric designs. The seamstresses at Marvelous Batik in Tanzania create beautiful decorative pillows from this unique African textile.

    The pillows include a high quality pillow insert, side zipper, and are backed with dark cotton. No two pillows are the the same.

    Designs will vary. Measures 20" x 20".

  • Marvelous Batik is a workshop in Tanzania that betters the lives of at-risk young women by teaching them new skills, helping them to be self-sustaining, and providing basic necessities. Run by a compassionate woman named Flotea Masawe, the cooperative is nationally recognized for their production of batik and embroidered cotton textiles. Pillows, table runners, duvet covers, bags, and curtain panels are just a few of the items currently exported by this talented group of women.

Vendor: Swahili Modern

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