Kuba Cloth from a published and renowned collection. 24 x 23 inches, 61 x 58.5 cm. The Sam Hilu Collection of Kuba Textiles was published by Schiffer Books in 2003 in Textile Art of the Bakuba: Velvet Embroideries in Raffia, and was exhibited in 2008-2009 in the comprehensive and historic Queensboro College exhibition, Kuba Textiles: The Sam Hilu Collection. Kuba cloths utilize patterns that date back to the origins of humankind, patterns that still resonate in the prehistoric memories we all possess and share. Kuba cloths had a powerful impact and enormous influence on some of the 20th Century's greatest artists. They continue to inform and inspire designers today, such as Holly Hunt and her Kuba line. Beyond the amazing beauty that Kuba cloths bring to any home or collection, they bring eternal meaning and infinite wisdom. The late Sam Hilu collected Kuba textiles for 50 years, and acquired only the best, museum-quality examples. Unlike most of the Kuba cloths that you see on the internet today, this is a genuine, antique Kuba cloth that was used in a traditional tribal context.