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Burkina Faso Indigo Cloth


With a very soft worn feel, we have these wonderful natural indigo cotton strip cloth with a lovely fringe, having been worn by the Mossi women of Burkina Faso or used in shaman rituals. Mid-century

70" x 44"

"For centuries before the introduction of synthetic dyes the ability to transform everyday white cotton into prized deep blue cloth was a mysterious and highly valuable skill passed on by specialist dyers from generation to generation. A century ago blue and white striped cloth was the normal attire across a vast area from Senegal to Cameroon, while numerous traditions of "shibori" type resist pattern dyeing flourished. Although today only isolated pockets of real indigo dyeing remain it is still possible to source old cloths from some remote areas." Adire



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