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Indigo Cloths

Handwoven and hand-dyed in Guinea and Mali

Our indigo damask cloths are from Guinea. They are handstitched to create a resist pattern, then hand-dyed in indigo.

Our plain and stitch resist indigo cloths are from Mali or Guinea. Most are of hand spun cotton, though some cloths are machine spun, as indicated. Hand spun cloths are slightly heavier than machine spun cloths. All cloths are made of narrow, handwoven strips which are sewn together to make a whole cloth, then hand-dyed in indigo.

In most cases each cloth is a unique creation: there is only one.

All cloths are 100% cotton.

Sizes vary, usually 105 x 140 cm / 41 x 55 in, approximately.

Read and print story To the Dogon in Search of Indigo

© Robert Irwin and Magie Relph, Patchwork & Quilting, 2009

Magie Relph Sare Ngai The GambiaMagie Relph's textile adventures: sourcing indigo damask in Sare Ngai, The Gambia

Indigo damask - Guinea New
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Indigo damask - Guinea New
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Plain indigo cloth - Mali
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Indigo Scarf Length
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Tuareg indigo tassled scarf
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