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Vintage Indigo Shawl
Vintage Indigo Shawl

Vintage Indigo Shawl

$ 58.00

 

Handwoven indigo cloths traditionally worn by women of the Mossi peoples of Burkina Faso.  The Mossi Indigo shawls are made by hand weaving narrow strips of cotton {approximately 4” wide} which are then stitched together into a whole cloth and dip dyed several times in indigo. These pieces are at least 25 years old and show some wear, but they are all in excellent condition for their age. Some have been repaired using traditional means which only adds more character and charm to the piece. These textiles age beautifully - in fact, often their age and wear makes them softer and finer than their modern counterparts. Because these are entirely hand made vintage textiles, each one will be truly unique in terms of color and finish.

Sizes vary. Approximately 64” L x 28” W, not including tassled fringe.