Stefania Kuba 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.
This amazing handbag is super stylish at work or play.
Impeccable exotic style combined with 100% uniqueness.
We are the African Renaissance and we pride ourselves in making African textiles sexy and versatile.
The main compartment is secured by a hidden magnetic button.
Wear yours with a statement pendant and jeans or with your favorite power suit.
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
- Width: 51 cm
- Height: 40 cm
- Maximum strap length: 23 cm.
Please note that patterns or colours may vary from those in photos // Different Swatches available