The Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo hand-weave strips of raffia cloth (woven fibers from the raffia-palm leaves) to drape around themselves at celebrations. Our African friend brought these beauties over from his country to share them with us. Each square takes days to complete. The raffia is dyed with natural substances (like plants) and handwoven, and the designs have various meanings. We have turned these coarsely textured cloths into modern-day pillows. Each varies in size, pattern, and color.
Each pillowcase comes stuffed with a nonallergenic polyfill insert, which have the same texture as down.
- Kuba people
- Each piece is unique
- Bold, graphic design