This large pillow, with its graphic ladder design, features a mudcloth front produced using natural dying methods in Mali, Africa.
The mudcloth is handmade by artisans in Bamako, Mali who grow and weave their own cotton. The designs are hand-painted.
The pillows include an insert and are finished on the backside a foldover enclosure. Measures 20" x 20". Designs may vary slightly.
The Kuba people of Zaire, formerly the Belgian Congo, specialize in the making of kuba textiles. Production of these textiles is a multiple stage process which involves the participation of children, men and women of the same clan. The process includes gathering and preparing the raffia fibers for weaving and embroidery, weaving the basic cloth unit, dyeing the embroidery fibers, and embellishing the woven cloth with embroidery, applique, patchwork and dye.