Vintage African Indigo Pillow | HENLEY 20x20
Soft and supple, we always keep our eyes out for a great example of a worn, woven solid piece of vintage african indigo such as this one.
It does feature a few worn spots that we find endearing, indications of the rich life that this textile has led as clothing and wraps, before it came to the states. We always fully line our pillows, to reinforce any of their vulnerabilities.
This vintage mudcloth was handwoven and expertly dyed using the resist method with indigo. Did you know that this is a centuries old practice with cultural significance? Each design is unique, featuring one of a kind patterns that often come out like dots, ladders, butterflies or a DNA helix.
The textile has become a must have here in the states, and thus an important export for West Africa. It is becoming more and more prevalent in America's fashion and home decor scene.
We source our African Indigo from local dealers here in Los Angeles that we have met through the antiques market circuit.
- LARGE 20x20
- Hidden Zipper enclosure along seam
- Down Insert Included
- Dry Clean Recommended
- We selected a soft white organic linen backing that complements the vintage fabric
Please keep in mind that variations may occur and that the eccentricities of the piece, in its hand-dyed quality are its most endearing features. We are careful to hand inspect all of the pillow covers after they have been dyed for your home.
Our pillows are produced in North Carolina and Los Angeles with care, and an eye for distinct quality and craftsmanship.
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