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 or in 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 are signs of repaired tears, tears, dirt markings and frayed edges. These are sentiments and reminders of 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 sewn together to form one big piece.
There are coloured floats at both ends of the cloth which have been incorporated during the weaving process.
**pictures are very close representation of the colours but not 100% due to different light conditions and different viewing screens. Please sent me a message if you would like more informations.