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Baule Cloth 278

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Price:
$0.00
SKU:
Baule 278
Weight:
3.00 LBS
Shipping:
$12.50 (Fixed shipping cost)


Product Description

" Handwoven cloth is sometimes regarded as having a spiritual potential not found in manufactured fabric."

The hand making skills required to create such high quality fabric has been passed down from one generation to the next for at least 700 years. Indigo production being one of the oldest industries in existence is found all across Africa with each people developing their own distinctive process and design. The traditional practice of gathering leaves, flowers and stems from the indigofera or lonchocarpus cyanescens plants are still used and ground together to make a pulp. The pulp is left in the sun for 2-3 days to dry. This serves as the base.

The Baule use a technique called "Ikat." It is a deeply complex process in which the threads are lined up on a loom by a weaver to form a pattern before being woven.


The selection offered here is a beautiful piece of genuine Baule tribe hand woven cloth! This soft vintage piece features main panels in a beautiful shade of dark green teal, accompanied with goldenrod patterns all outlined with vertical strips of light teal in between the sections. Multi-colored embroidered bar stitching im orange, white, magenta, lime green and true green across the bottom and top compliment the goldenrod fringe at both ends. This vintage cloth is soft to the touch and is in good condition.

Older selections in general may include tiny rips in the seams, hand made repair work and staining. These are all normal characteristics of aged textiles. This selection is in very good shape!

Dimensions: 60 inches long including 2 inches of top and bottom fringe. x 43 inches wide

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