The Jazmiya Bakuba bag is handcrafted from Kuba, or Bakuba cloth. What is kuba cloth? It is hand woven raffia textile fabric from the DRC. Using the strands from raffia palm leaves it is an amazing hand crafted applique fabric with geometric patterns. Although this tradition is believed to be ancient, the oldest surviving examples of the cloth are dated back to the seventeenth century. Men weave the fabric out of raffia fibers, from a palm plant, and women apply colorful tufts in bold geometric designs. An entire social group is involved in the production of the cloth, from gathering the fibers, weaving the cloth, dyeing the decorative strands, to applying the embroidery, appliqué, or patchwork.
By owning a Bakuba cloth bag you will be sharing in the culture of these creative artists. Each piece of Bakuba cloth is absolutely unique, a real one-of-a kind.
If your wish list is beauty and functionality then opt for a timeless classic with this handbag. Carry yours with your favorite black trench coat or with minimalist separates.
If you are super busy and always on the go then this amazing handbag is super stylish at work or play.
Impeccable exotic style combined with 100% uniqueness
Handmade in Kenya.
Material /// Bakuba cloth & leather, brass
Hardwear /// zip, brass logo
Internal details /// African wax fabric know as Kitenge in East Africa, brass logo
- Height: 43cm
- Depth: 13cm
- Length: 43cm
- Weight: 1,220g
- Strap: 28.5cm
- Please note that patterns or colours may vary from those in photos.