Handmade in the Congo, bold kuba cloth is crafted from natural raffia fiber that has been dyed and hand-appliquéd into geometric designs. The kuba cloth has a beautifully textural appearance from the loose weave of the raffia and the visible stitches of the hand-appliqué process. The seamstresses at Marvelous Batik in Tanzania create beautiful decorative pillows from this uniquely African textile.
This pillow includes a high quality pillow insert, side zipper, and an either brown or black cotton backing.
Limited edition, only five available. Each pillow is similar in motif and colorway to the one shown, but will vary slightly due to the handmade nature of the pillow—each pillow is a unique piece. Measures 22"L x 15"T.
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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