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Pure Indigo Pillows

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Pure Indigo Pillows

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MANUFACTURER

Aboubakar Fofana

 

DESCRIPTION

Through many years of reading, exploration and practice, Aboubakar has learnt the ancient indigo dyeing techniques that were indigenous to his natal West Africa. The process starts with the hand-picking of indigo leaves that are then crushed, dried and nurtured through a long and painstaking fermentation process. Similar techniques had existed in West Africa for thousands of years and had disappeared after the introduction of chemical dyestuffs. Fofana has committed his life to the perpetuation of the pure indigo and mud-dyeing savoir-faire, along with maintaining other West African traditional textile techniques and materials, such as the organic Malian cotton, which he most favors. He is at the forefront of a revival of West African cottage industry crafts. Fofana’s work is unique in the respect that he is able to translate between two cultures, West African and Western, using the traditional techniques and materials of West Africa to produce pieces that transcend their origins whilst still speaking their African heritage.

 

MATERIAL

Fofana Textile Collection includes organic cotton from Belgium or Mali, natural silk or fine linen. All textile is 100% natural and chemical free from the raw material to the indigo dyeing process.

 

SIZE

Available pillow pieces are 21 to 24 inches

Fofana Indigo Pillows may be ordered in custom sizes

 

PRICE

21" pillows start at $390