This beautiful embroidered Dogon wedding indigo cloth is from Mali, West Africa. Usually worn as a piece of clothing, wrapped around the body or waist, hence also known as a wrapper.
Can be used as a throw, wall hanging, a wrap or scarf .
Great for the boho and eclectic home interior. The indigo base with bold patterns and brightly coloured embroideries, make this the perfect choice for adding a striking element to any decor!
▪︎Approximately 172cm x 84cm (67.5" x 33")
▪︎As with vintage items there are signs of wear and tear, repairs, dirt markings, loose threads and frayed edges.
▪︎Hand wash only in cold water using natural soap or detergent for delicates. Have been cleaned.
Most wedding cloth were embroidered on old indigos previously owned by close member of family and given to bride on her wedding day. The embroideries were mainly multi coloured in geometric designs, like in this piece.
It was made with narrow strips of indigo cloth, handwoven from hand spun cotton, and then embroidered in the colourful geometric pattern before being joined to form a bigger piece.
It has pretty crochet at one end and a black cotton panel on one side for tying when wrapped around the waist.
**pictures are close representation of the piece however not 100% as some hues like indigos are difficult to capture and also due to different light conditions and viewing screens.