This artwork is a one-of-a-kind vintage textile piece from Mali, handmade in the traditional technique. Indigo, is a sign of prestige and a symbol of the connection between heaven and earth. Through a careful process, indigo can produce a wide array of blue hues. The large vats of indigo dye take days to prepare and require stirring each day. The un-dyed cloth is pinched, sewn, and tied according to precise patterns. Once dye is applied to the material, the ties are removed, revealing patterns of lines, shells, dots, and symbols that all signify different meanings.
Dimensions: Frame: 5" x 5" Textile: