Backstrap looms have been used since ancient times to weave narrow strips of fabric. These strips are often hand sewn together to form a larger textile. Designs are created by tying, stitching or clamping the undyed fabric or by using wax as a resist before dipping into the dye vat. Botanical dyes, in this case indigo, color the textile a deeper blue with each successive dip. Once the process is complete the resist is removed to reveal the textile's unique design.
Constructed from repurposed vintage textiles, this pillow is backed with antique handspun European linen and finished with an invisible zipper. Comes with our eco-friendly fiber insert in an unbleached cotton case.
- 20" x 20"
- Origin: Mali
- Material: Cotton/linen
- Circa: 1980s/'90s
- Insert: Recycled plastic fiber
- Care: Hand wash cold/dry flat