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Bakuba cloths is a generic name which commonly refers to many kind of tapestries woven and worn by both and in the old kingdom of Kuba, Democratic Republic of Congo. All of the cloths are woven of the raffia palm cloths are inlaid with beaten bark. Many are adorned with shells. Some designs resemble patchwork or applique. These cloths had a tremendous impact on the so-called modern artists of the twentieth century such as Picasso and Matisse, both of whom had huge collections of the cloth.