Superb ottoman Newly upholstered in old fine handmade Kasai Velvet kuba cloth with embroidered
geometric design made of raffia from a palm tree and black cotton mud cloth on the side .
Originally Kasai were
used as currency, and were valuable products for trade and dowries and exchange , missionaries arriving
the kingdom in the 19thc were fascinated by work and encouraged women to produce more of them to
adorn religious vestments for Catholic missionaries and decorate the interiors of European houses."
18" L x 18" W x 16" H