The Kuba (KOO-bah) kingdom of the Kasai River valley in Congo, formerly Zaire, has a rich artistic tradtion which includes a renowned textile style involving weaving, embroidery and applique. Made of raffia palm fibers, these clothes are created through the complementary work of both men and women. Longer pieces, such as the one that inspired this pullover and vest design, are usually decorated with appliqued motifs and/or embroidery and wrapped and worn as skirts by both men and women during celebrations.
Knit in Tahki Cotton Classic, a sport/DK weight cotton.
A Pangaia design from Sarah Madrid.
Finished chest sizes: pullover-41.5"/44.5"/48"/52"'; vest-43"/46.5"/50"/54"