Indigo has been used in many different cultures all around the world and in Africa there is a long tradition of making indigo dyed clothing and fabrics using a variety of different techniques. This textile comes from the Baulé people from Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) and it made of hand-woven strips of cotton fabric that have been stitched together in order to make a bigger piece of fabric. The pattern is a so called ikat, where parts of the threads are covered before the dyeing, which gives a pattern that will appear later in the weaving process.
These fabrics are just perfect to wear as big scarves but they look equally fine hanging on the wall, over the couch or decorating as a small blanket at the bottom part of the bed!
- African Indigo Baulé Ikat Textile No. 3 - Hand made in Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) - 100% cotton - Resist dyed and ikat woven using indigo and orange threads - Embroidered with small details of distinctive colors - Measures: Length 142 cm, width 104 cm