Dogon Indigo Textile
A wonderful large fish and ladder symbol design repetitively covering this Dogon indigo textile.
Approx Age: Mid – Later 20th Century
Materials: Woven cotton
Dimensions cm: 234 (long) x 145 (wide)
Ref. Number: 1262
Impressive strip weave indigo textile from the Dogon people of Mali. Created from strips of woven cloth, stitched together giving this textile its lovely large size. Natural indigo dye has been used to give this textile/cloth its deep colouration. The fish and ladder motif running through the entire length of this textile adding charm and meaning, the fish refers to the ‘nommo’ and the ladder is representative of the spirit ladder to the ancestors. A textile with meaning to the embellishment not just for design.
Provenance: Ex Professor. David Molynuex Collection
Africa’s textile traditions – the sorts of cloth we instantly identify with Africa – are as numerous as they are beautiful. Indigo, a vibrant deep-blue hue, is derived from a plant family called
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