Backstrap looms have been used since ancient times to weave narrow strips of fabric. Once the strips are sewn together the fabric is tied, stitched, clamped–or covered in a wax resist–and dipped into a dye vat. With each dip the indigo dyes the textile a deeper blue. The resist is later removed to reveal a beautiful one-of-a-kind pattern.
Part of our vintage collection, this textile was handwoven and hand dyed by the Dogon people of Mali. Soft, worn feel with some natural wear. Use as a throw, wrap, or wall hanging.
- 57" x 39"
- Origin: Mali
- Material: Cotton
- Circa: 1980s/'90s
- Care: Gentle cycle cold/tumble dry low