This archival print, with framed dimensions measuring 8.5" W x 8.5" H, is float-mounted on a natural linen, which provides a 1" border between the print and frame. The print itself is subtly blind embossed with St. Frank's monogram in the bottom right hand corner. The print is a replica of a vintage Kuba cloth, a unique textile featuring complex designs that are created when various geometric raffia pieces are stitched to a plain raffia background. The resulting rough surface is punctuated by repeated geometric patterns with unexpected interruptions in design. Men cultivate the raffia palm and weave the raffia cloth; women then create the patterned textiles. Traditionally, Kuba cloth was used as a wrapped skirt worn during burials. Later, it was incorporated in ceremonial dress for ritual dances and other celebrations.
About St. Frank: St. Frank is a globally-inspired brand dubbed the “bohemian home-décor Mecca” by Vogue. Their products, including their signature framed textiles, are ethically made by artisans around the world working in traditional crafts. Each piece comes with a rich history to share.
- Material / Ingredients / Care
- Mat: linen; frame: lucite.
- Country of Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo