This striking cushion is made from Baule cloth wrapper. The African cloth is also known as a 'wrapper' as it was wrapped around the body and also used as carrier for everyday items.
Perfect for the boho, tribal and eclectic style interior as well as the modern contemporary look. Will look stunning against a bold plain colour on the sofa or bed.
▪︎59cm x 31cm (23" x 12")
▪︎late 20th century
▪︎backing in white cotton denim
▪︎lined on the baule cloth side
▪︎coconut buttons closure
▪︎Insert is not included. A sack made of calico will be provided for fillings of your choice. It will be an inch bigger on both sides for a fuller look.
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.
The word ikat comes from a Malay word meaning to tie. The yarn are being tied or bound first, as a form of resist, in the desired pattern and design and then dyed before being woven into textile. Hence the frayed look in the motifs typical of ikat fabric.
The wrapper consists of several handwoven narrow strips, and then sewn together to form a bigger single piece.
It is normal for bands of coloured floats to be incorporated. These were added 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.