Indigo Cloth from the Marka-Dafing People; 42" x 68"
Ade's Alake Gallery
Large West African 42" x 68" Indigo cloth. Vintage cloth fabricated in the 1970s, from the small country of Burkina Faso in West Africa. Burkina Faso is surrounded by Mali, Niger, Benin, Togo, and Ghana. The Dafing people produce much of the indigo cloth from Burkina Faso. All dyeing is done by women, and the cotton cloth is composed of narrow strips of blue and white warp-stripe patterns which are stitched together usually by hand.