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Baule Cloth 280

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Item BC 280
3.00 LBS
$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 selection features teal blue stitching between panels of patterned indigo with natural white. Multi-colored small colorful bar stitching in blue, purple and melon orange at the bottom serve as highlights. 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!

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Dimensions: 58 inches long x 39 inches wide. The length does not include the 1 inch fringe at the bottom.


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