Showa Texile from Zaire, Diamond Pattern
Commonly called "cut velvet" style embroidery, from the Kuba people of Zaire. Men tradionally weave the fabric, and then the women add the imaginative geometric patterns. Cut loop pile, forms the majority with flat stitch embroidery between for contrast. Can be decoratively mounted, used for pillows,or table decorations. Size: 20 1/2" x 23 1/2"