Materials: Cotton and hemp

Dimensions: 52 cm x 51 cm   (approximately 20″ x 20″)

Country of origin: Mali/Italy

Indigo Mudcloth Pillow – Couch Pillow made in the front part of a wonderful indigo Bogolan cotton fabric from Mali and in the back of an ancient fabric for the wedding kit in cotton and hemp woven by hand in Italy.

Indigo Bogolan fabric is made by the people of Mali by sewing together hand-woven cotton strips on traditional narrow looms that are dyed with the batik technique, not with mud, but with the pigment of the indigo plant that grows wild in the country.

The fabric used to make this pillow is an authentic used tribal garment and as such it could have imperfections and small signs of wear that represent only a characteristic of the material and add beauty and uniqueness to the product.

Each pillow cover is different from the other. Sold without filling.

Curiosity: batik is a technique of reserve dyeing of fabrics, i.e. by covering the areas that do not want to be dyed using wax or other waterproofing materials, typical of some populations of South-East Asia and some ethnic groups of the African continent. In this way the typical marbled or dotted effect is obtained, with irregular, more or less elaborate motifs, which are unique and unrepeatable.

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