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Kola & Indigo Hand-dyes

Hand-dyed cotton prints from The Gambia

The simple graphic depictions of African imagery have a wonderful naif feel. They are all created by our friend Musa Jaiteh in his family compound in Sukuta. Musa uses stitching, tying and wax stamping to create a resist before hand-dyeing with kola nut and indigo. All fabrics are 100% cotton, either damask or a light plain weave, as indicated. 

Note about colour: Because Musa's fabrics are all hand-dyed, there may be slight variations between batches and patterns. See also: Washing African Fabrics

Ordering lengths: Musa dyes in small batches, so his fabrics are normally 4.5 metres long. If you need a longer piece, please check with us for availability.

Plain weave: 100% cotton. 80 cm / 32 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 40 cm / 20 x 16 in.

Per Fat Quarter: £4.10     Per metre: £16.40  

Damask fabrics: 100% cotton, damask weave. 110 cm / 43 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 56 cm / 20 x 22 in. 

Per Fat Quarter:  £4.60     Per metre: £18.40

Musa Jaiteh untieing kola nut fabricMusa Jaiteh untieing kola nut and indigo fabric: Sukuta, The Gambia

Kola Nut Adventure Pack Stamped Motifs
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from £19.50AKN100
Kola Nut Adventure Pack Stripes etc
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from £19.50AKN101
Kola and Indigo Inspiration Pack
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£19.30AKN102
Indigo Inspirations Large
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£29.30AIP001
Indigo Inspirations Small
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£21.80AIP002
Greek Key
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£4.10FKN201
Five Spiral
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£4.10FKN202
Small Cowrie
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£4.10FKN203
Large Cowrie
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£4.10FKN204
Basket
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£4.10FKN205
Village Huts
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£4.10FKN206
Gecko
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£4.10FKN207
Ammonite
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£4.10FKN208
Virtually Black
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£4.10FKN125
Marble
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£4.10FKN130
Marble Cowrie
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£4.10FKN131
Marble Stripe
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£4.10FKN133
Kola and Indigo Stripe Plain Weave
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£4.10FKN128
Kola and Indigo Banded Stripe
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£4.10FKN129
Indigo Plain Weave
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£4.10FKN132
Indigo Stripe Plain Weave
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£4.10FKN127
Indigo Damask
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£4.60FKN015
Indigo Stripe Damask
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£4.60FKN016
Kola and Indigo Stripe Damask
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£4.60FKN014
Indigo Tiny Ties Panel
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£8.60FKP124
Six Sunbursts Marble Panel
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£11.90FKP114
Six Sunbursts Panel
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£12.70FKP113
Large Sunburst Marble Panel
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£7.80FKP109
Stripe and Circles Panel
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£14.30FKP110
Small Ties Panel
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£11.90FKP111
Small Ties Marble Panel
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£9.40FKP123
Large Diamond Panel New
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£10.25FKP127
Tie-dyed Indigo Panel New
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£9.90FKP128
 
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