Kuba - Deux

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My Kuba series paintings are inspired by the bold, abstract geometries and rich textures of hand-woven raffia cloth from the Kuba people of the Congo. The cloth is woven of fibers from raffia-palm leaves. Left in its natural color or dyed with organic red, brown and ochre dyes, it is sewn into applique and reverse-applique treatments. Production of these textiles is a multiple stage process which involves the participation of children, men and women of the same clan, which is another reason the cloth has attraction for me.

Kuba - Deux
  • This acrylic painting is executed on gallery-wrapped,acid-free cotton canvas.
  • dimensions are 22" x 28" x 3/4" thick.
  • gallery list price is $900
  • It is ready-to-hang with painted sides that make framing unnecessary.
  • It has been varnished with a coating for protection which also shields the colors from UV light.
  • note that colors will vary from monitor to monitor.

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