Indigo dyed cotton textile of West African origins. Indigo dye has been used across West Africa for centuries, signifying wealth and beauty for many tribal cultures. These pieces use resist dye techniques like shibori and batik to create unique patterns by hand.
Polka dotted mud cloth clutch or cosmetic bag. Handmade using locally grown Indigo and mud from the Niger River with handmade tassel pull. Handwoven and sewn in Mali, West Africa. 7
A Fulani or Dogon cotton blanket with checkerboard format. Hand spun cotton with many shades of indigo. These blankets were worn as a mark of high rank by senior men. Similar blankets have been woven in central and west Africa for hundreds of years.
Indigo Arts Gallery | Art from Africa | Indigo Textiles from West Africa - Senegal.