This African Baule ikat cloth was also known as a 'wrapper' as it was worn wrapped around the body and also used as carrier for everyday items.
Suitable as a throw, wall hanging, blanket, bed cover or sewing project.
Perfect for textile collector and the boho and eclectic style interior.
▪︎142cm x 105cm (56" x 41.5")
▪︎Late 20th century
▪︎As with most vintage pieces there might be signs of repaired tears, tears and dirt markings. These are reminders to its past stories.
▪︎Handwash with natural soap or detergent for delicates.
Have been cleaned.
The Baule are an Akan people and one of the largest tribe in Ivory Coast, Western Africa, who historically migrated from Ghana. They are traditionally farmers who live in the centre of Ivory Coast.
This piece consists of several handwoven narrow strips, whose warp yarn have been tied resist and dyed first (the process of ikat) before the process of weaving, and then joint together to form a bigger piece.
There are coloured floats at each end ofthe cloth, incorporated during the weaving process.
**pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.