Pillow - African Indigo
Front: Vintage African Idigo
Back: Natural cotton
Size: 21 x 21
* Some pattern variations between pillows is normal
*pillow insert not included.
Care instructions: Dry Clean Only
*Each piece carries a story, therefore some textiles may have minor defects.
Story Behind the Art:
Indigo Dyed Textiles of West Africa
The Dogon people of Mali have a long history of natural indigo blue dyeing, and the color is revered in Dogan culture. The dyeing process is passed down through family generations. Archaeological sites in Mali have yielded textile fragments dating as far back as the 11th century. The Yoruba of Nigeria and Mossi of Burkina Faso also have a rich history of indigo dyeing. Other west African countries with a history of indigo dyeing are Guinea, Senegal and Gambia.