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.
Here's the great Baulé fabric in a size perfect to wear as a scarf.
- African Indigo Baulé Ikat Textile Scarf No. 1 - Hand made in Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire) - 100% cotton - Resist dyed and ikat woven using turquoise, indigo and orange threads - Embroidered with small details of distinctive colors - Measures: Length 146 cm, Width 31 cm