This cushion is made from a vintage Kuba cloth. Kuba cloth is made by the Kuba (Shoowa) people from the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kuba cloth is handwoven using the strands from raffia palm leaves. The raffia strands are dyed in a variety of earth tones using vegetable dyes. There are 2 finishes, either a flat weave finish or a cut pile (faux velvet). This graphic cushion is cut pile, sometimes called faux velvet. It is backed with a heavy slate brown linen and has a zip fastener and feather pad.