|Kuba cloth: woven, dyed raffia,|
appliqued onto more woven, dyed raffia
purchased on Ouagadougou
These places are thousands of miles apart, and the tribes are even further apart in terms of language! But I guess expecting corporate America to know about geography is expecting too much?
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Batiked kuba! v. cool
One thing I will give them, though, is they found batik kuba...which we looked for, but never found on our trip.
So here are a few things from our collection & some West Elm items.
This first is using some skirts of raffia velvet on a bookcase--sort of like doilies!? I see these in shops pretty regularly (mostly in the $75-150 range), so we don't keep ours out where Kitty Cat can get to them, nor do we set anything on them; instead they are displayed as if in a museum...
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Bad photo--apologies; raffia velvet used as giant coasters?
|A skirt of raffia velvet;|
purchased in Ouagadougou
|From the catalog|