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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 plain weave, as indicated. 

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

Ordering lengths: Musa dyes in small batches, so his fabrics are normally 2.5 metres long. If you need a longer piece, please check with us for availability.

Stamped motifs: 100% cotton, plain weave. 110 cm / 43 in wide, approximately. Fat Quarters are 50 x 56 cm / 20 x 22 in.

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

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: from £3.95     Per metre: from £15.80

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 £18.75AKN100
Kola Nut Adventure Pack Stripes etc
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from £18.75AKN101
Kola and Indigo Inspiration Pack
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£18.70AKN102
Indigo Inspirations Large
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£28.60AIP001
Indigo Inspirations Small
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£20.20AIP002
African Comb
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£3.95FKN105
Basket
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£3.95FKN108
Sankofa
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£3.95FKN110
Three Huts
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£3.95FKN116
Virtually Black
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£3.95FKN125
Kola and Indigo Stripe Plain Weave
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£3.95FKN128
Indigo Stripe Plain Weave
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£3.95FKN127
Kola and Indigo Marble
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£3.95FKN130
Indigo Small Ties
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£3.95FKN126
Kola and Indigo Banded Stripe
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£3.95FKN129
Kola and Indigo Marble Cowrie
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£3.95FKN131
Indigo Damask
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£4.50FKN015
Indigo Stripe Damask
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£4.50FKN016
Marble Stripe
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£3.95FKN133
Indigo Plain Weave
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£3.95FKN132
Kola and Indigo Stripe Damask
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£4.50FKN014
 
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