Handcrafted from finely woven organic cotton, these broad scarves are dyed with gray blue stars and finished with crocheted baubles.
Each incredibly soft and translucent scarf is made using traditional bogolan fabric that has been tie-dyed with indigo and natural dyes. The scarves are 100% organic cotton and made by a women's cooperative recognized for its work by UNESCO.
Measures 68"L x 20"W.
The Cooperative Djiguiyaso (House of Hope) represents a group effort between more than 100 talented craftswomen in Mali. This Bamako-based cooperative uses traditional bogolan tie-dyed with indigo and makes use of its artisans’ skills in crochet, weaving, spinning, cutting, and sewing. All products are made from 100% organic cotton. In 2010, the cooperative was recognised for its work by UNESCO.
In soothing blue and green shades, this handmade table runner, created by weaving dried twigs through through hand-dyed mudcloth fabric, will enliven your dining table.
Two lengths of twigs are used to create visual contrast. The fabric is a thick canvas that has been dyed using a mudcloth technique in Mali. Measures 16"W x 70"L; size may vary slightly.
Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic.
This indigo-hued, African mud cloth runner is handcrafted by artisans in Mali who grow, spin, and weave cotton, then dye it using a hand-painted technique.
Deep blue, black and white geometric shapes are created by hand-waxing. The table runner is backed by black cotton and measures 64"L x 10.5"W.
Designs will vary due to the handmade nature of this product. For best care, rinse in cool water and let air dry.
Mali Chic is a collaboration of 195 artisans that sells its products through a boutique in Bamako and through international exports. Artisans work from home, in their own workshops or on-site at Mali Chic, and child labor is never used. Mali Chic provides artisans with 50% advances on all orders and pay a fair price for their products.
Malian-born Sidi Touré is an inspirational musician who is quickly gaining fame in the international music scene. On Alafia, his third release, Touré melds blues and Songhai folk traditions to create his own unique style. Lush, female vocals and accessible rhythms make this album enjoyable from start to finish.
The winner of two Malian national awards for best singer, Touré led Gao’s regional orchestra, The Songhaï Stars, and, in 2011, he released Sahel Folk, his debut album for Thrill Jockey, and he toured North America for the first time. Alafia was recorded during a time of political strife for Mali and the album mirrors the dramatic nature of the situation while maintaining a hopeful, upbeat vibe.