BLUE BAOULÉ CLOTH WITH CORAL STRIPES AND LOZENGES
BLUE BAOULÉ CLOTH WITH CORAL STRIPES AND LOZENGES
BLUE BAOULÉ CLOTH WITH CORAL STRIPES AND LOZENGES

BLUE BAOULÉ CLOTH WITH CORAL STRIPES AND LOZENGES

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Handloomed cloth with an indigo blue ground and navy ikat blocks, coral stripes and lozenge shapes punctuating the centre of each block. Very unique pattern. Measures 54" x 58"

Material: 100% cotton

In Côte d'Ivoire, the fabric is affectionately called "pagne Baoulé". The textile clearly finds its name and roots from the Baoulé, Akan people of Côte d’Ivoire, but is more so originating from the 16th century Ashanti Kingdom, which empire stretched from present-day countries of Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire. For centuries, the fabric has mostly been adorned during community gatherings, special events, traditional proceedings and festivities. 

Each textile is a completely one of a kind piece. They are hand woven with care and expert technique from artisans new and old. Minor irregularities, mild discolouration, or imperfections are to be expected due to the hand made nature of each piece, and we embrace these minor differences when they appear as part of the unique beauty that makes each woven work something irreplaceable.

We find a variety of uses for the hand woven textiles in our daily lives. The same piece we might display hanging on a wall or a dowel as a work of art, we would take down to let our babies play upon. A piece might live draped over a bed or on a living room chair for decoration, or we may wrap ourselves in it to protect us from sun or keep us dry. There is no wrong answer. We hope you find ways to incorporate these beautiful, colourful pieces into your life in whichever way works best for you.