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Vintage

Bamana Embroidered Indigo Cloth

Africa Direct

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Bamana Embroidered Indigo Cloth
Bamana Embroidered Indigo Cloth
Bamana Embroidered Indigo Cloth
Bamana Embroidered Indigo Cloth

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Product Information

Era:

Vintage

Condition:

Good; unveiled edges, stains

Country of Origin:

Mali

Materials:

cotton/dye

Size:

60" L x 37" W

Color/Finish:

multi

Care:

dry-clean only

Why We Love This

A well-used cloth made from indigo resist-dyed cotton cloth and decorated with embroidered motifs in bright colors. This cloth comes from the Dogon or Bamana. Such textiles are commonly found throughout West Africa and most specifically among the Dogon, Bamana, Mende, Bamana, Senufo, Hausa, Fulani, Igbo, Yoruba, and so forth. The indigo resist-dyed cotton cloth is made of several strips sewn together. The background on this textile is in blue indigo.
As described by Africa Direct

Why We Love This

A well-used cloth made from indigo resist-dyed cotton cloth and decorated with embroidered motifs in bright colors. This cloth comes from the Dogon or Bamana. Such textiles are commonly found throughout West Africa and most specifically among the Dogon, Bamana, Mende, Bamana, Senufo, Hausa, Fulani, Igbo, Yoruba, and so forth. The indigo resist-dyed cotton cloth is made of several strips sewn together. The background on this textile is in blue indigo.

About Africa Direct

Africa Direct, Inc. is owned by Elizabeth Bennett and Sara Luther. African art, trade beads and ethnic jewelry are both business and passion for Sara and me. We started buying African art twenty years ago as gifts for our children, four of whom are adopted and are African-American. We had been active in anti-apartheid politics for some time.

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