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Mossi Indigo Cotton Stoles - Tribe Castlemaine

Mossi Indigo Cotton Stoles


Beautiful hand-woven, indigo-dyed cotton cloth stoles of the Mossi tribe.

The largest ethnic group of West Africa's Burkina Faso, the Mossi have ancient traditions in weaving with their hand-spun, indigo-dyed cloth reknowned worldwide. Women spin cotton into yarn, which is woven by the men using traditional horizontal looms. Narrow strips of cloth are sewn together then dyed with Yoruba or Indian indigo.

Uneven texture and colouring in an endless range of blues reflect the charm and uniqueness of each handmade piece.

Traditionally used as a wrap, these generous fringed, fabric lengths make beautiful home accents, perhaps a couch throw or striking wall hanging.

Two unique pieces to choose from:

1. larger, more faded, vintage style piece, measures 57cm x 215cm

2. darker colour, coarser but softer weave, measures 52cm x 182cm

Please be aware naturally dyed indigo cotton is not generally 100% colourfast. Colour may transfer due to friction, sweat and rain during use. Occasional hand-wash only, separately, with a gentle soap product. Drain well, hanging immediately to dry naturally in the shade.

Handmade in Burkina Faso