Africa | Kuba skirts, Tcaka, long are cloths made from raffia, from the Ngeende, Bushoong and Ngongo peoples. They incorporate appliqued "patches", embroidered shapes and patterns, openwork, tie-dye, cowrie shells, barkcloth and border elements
Africa | Raffia Cloth | The Kuba people in D.R. Congo are known for their unique textiles. Raffia fibers are peeled from the leaves of the raffia palm and most often dyed with natural pigments. These long "skirts" are made of long lengths of the raffia fabric adorned with applique, piece-work, embroidery, and/or shells.