Vintage African Indigo Pillow | SAILING
Oh my, is this pattern special? We thought so. We snatched her up quickly from the piles as we dug through, looking for the best of the best samples of this wonderful vintage handwoven textile.
Her pattern reminds us of a DNA helix, a wave, and the geometry of the midcentury.
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.
Bring a bit of the world into your own home with our collection of Global Eclectic pillows.
We are a small biz trying to make it in a big world. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.