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Baule Cloth

Baule Cloth

Baule cloth, named after the Baule people, is a handmade textile from Cote D’Ivoire (Ivory Coast of Africa). Each cloth is created from locally grown cotton, dyed with organic materials, and sunshine.  It is then spun, and woven by a Master Baule Weaver, a title that takes about ten years to earn. Each textile is carefully crafted on the loom of an expert artisan; each piece is a work of art.

Photo by Tope A. Asokere

It is traditionally made by men, and is worn as a wrap or garment and is composed of several strips that have been sewn together. 

Hand chosen for color, quality, and design, this fabric arrived to our studio in the form of large tapestries with centralized and border embroidery. We played with the placement of each pillow cover to fully take advantage of the artist’s hard work. No two pillows are the same.

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