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Entries for ' Raffia'

Kuba Cloth. Mark Phiri's artefact of the month
Kuba cloth is made in the DRC’s Kasai district from raffia palm leaves, which are collected, dried and stripped into narrow fibers. Strands of raffia are woven on a loom by the Kuba men after they are beaten with a pounder to soften the fibers. The women in the tribe are responsible for the de...

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