A piece of kuba cloth, from the Congo, with embroidered calligraphy

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"This is an unusual piece, a double size finely embroidered kuba cloth with Islamic writing. The work is superb on this piece with  dense pile alternating with dense flat stitch where the writing is. Measures 45" by 18". Condition is excellent."