Handcrafted Kuba cloth by Congolese tribes in
the spirit of their ancestors. Limited editions.

Rare Accessories made from iconic Kuba cloth.

SHOOWA – patterns that are exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and inspired Picasso and many more. Original Kuba cloth inspires with loving details.

SHOOWA supports local artists in extremely remote villages in Congo. Prices are set by the artists who bring trade to one of the poorest and most isolated areas of Africa. The textiles are handmade using centuries-old methods that have been passed down for generations.

The Kuba cloth fabrics are unique works of art brought to you directly from the former Kuba Kingdom. No two objects are the same, as each differs in shape, color, and pattern. An all-around feel-good product that supports artists in the Congo.

Kuba cloth – patterns that are exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and have already inspired Pablo Picasso. The Accessories bring a breath of fresh air into your everyday life, with loving details.

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Handcrafted
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THE FABRICS

Kuba cloth had various uses. For example, as currency, status symbol and decor. It is still produced today, but the craft is dying out. That’s why we want to find a market so that the tradition can continue. Learn more about one of Africa’s most iconic textiles.

Kuba cloth is dynamic, creative and inspiring. Renewable materials are transformed into renowned patterns and shapes with simple means. The Raffia raffia evokes the sun-baked earth of the continent, the natural colors the vibrant African markets. The colors in the Kuba cloth fabrics are obtained from vegetable and mineral dyes. Learn more about our motivation to raise the profile of sustainability in African crafts.

THE FABRICS

Kuba cloth had various uses. For example, as currency, status symbol and decor. It is still produced today, but the craft is dying out. That’s why we want to find a market so that the tradition can continue. Learn more about one of Africa’s most iconic textiles.

Kuba cloth is dynamic, creative and inspiring. Renewable materials are transformed into renowned patterns and shapes with simple means. The Raffia raffia evokes the sun-baked earth of the continent, the natural colors the vibrant African markets. The colors in the Kuba cloth fabrics are obtained from vegetable and mineral dyes. Learn more about our motivation to raise the profile of sustainability in African crafts.