This Red Carpet event is hosted by Kuba Decor by Whispers in conjunction with Black History month to introduce unique, original art and treasures from the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, The Kuba Tribe.
Kuba cloth to the tribe is what cotton is to Americans. They use it for clothes, rugs, ceremonies, table clothes, to decorate all aspects of their homes inside and out and the most ornate as burial clothing. It is a textile weaved from the raffia palm, which they make wine from and they grind the bark from that same palm and use it for food.
The Kuba appliques are reminiscent of works by 19th- and 20th-century masters like Matisse, Picasso, Klee, Penck, and Chellida. This is no coincidence: all of those artists were inspired by Kuba design! Many European and American collectors have noted the striking similarities between Kuba appliques and Matisse’s dancing figures. Matisse surrounded himself with Kuba textiles, an indication of how deeply he was influenced by Kuba design.
Come spend an evening enjoying "The Art of Kuba Cloth".