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24" Limited Edition Cowrie Shell Raffia Pillow


  • Congo raffia, a traditional textile of the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is woven from the natural fiber of the raffia palm. The fabric has a rustic texture that is highlighted by the hand-appliquéd, traditional designs. The seamstresses at Marvelous Batik in Tanzania create beautiful decorative pillows from this uniquely African textile. Each pillow is crafted to feature the bold, hand-appliquéd geometric designs of the Congo raffia.

    The pillows include a high-quality pillow insert, side zipper, and brown backing and piping. While pillows will be similar to the photograph shown, no two pillows are the the same. 

    Measures 24" x 24". Limited edition, only a few available. 

  • 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.

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