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Baule Cloth 279

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5.00 LBS

Product Description

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

The handmaking 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 genuine gorgeous Baule hand woven cloth! The predominate color is dark blue with goldenrod yellow stripes which are highlighted by teal patterns and orange piping. Raised embroidered squares in pink and red orange are dashed along this cloth. To further enhance the beauty, threads of the primary colors have been left to flow from the end of the cloth.

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 condition!

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

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