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ANTIQUE MOSSI INDIGO

£180.00 £150.00

Stunning antique Mossi Indigos (various sizes), sourced by John Gillow, an African Textile Expert, in West Africa.  There are so many uses for these indigos; throw, shawl, scarf, blanket, travel blanket, wall hanging and many more.

 

 

 

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Please note that these indigos are antique and are all different.  They all have minor defects, but these add to the character of the item.  They are not brand new, but they are all washed and ready to wear.

The Mossi are the largest ethnic group in Burkina Faso. Today the Mossi people, weaving talents are in the forefront of fabric design. Mossi hand-spun, cotton, natural indigo dyed cloth are in high demand worldwide.  These soft faded cloths come in a vast range of blue shades and patterns.  Although this a relatively new fashion concept to us, Indigo cloth weaving is an ancient tradition in the area now inhabited by the Mossi.  Several of the original clans include stories of weavers in their myths of origin, and among clans, traditions state that the founding ancestor was a weaver who descended to earth on the threads of his wrap.

 

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