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Title: Ndop Textile Bamileke, Bamum, Bamenda, Africa Type of Object: Ndop Cloth…

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editionlocal com >> 'Ndop' resist stitched, indigo-dyed cloth of the Bamileke people, Cameroon ( early century). via Sarajo

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Using the leaf of the raffia tree, the Kuba people of the Congo first hand cut, and then weave the strips of leaf to make pieces of fabric, often called raffia cloth.

Africa | Detail from an Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Cotton; indigo dye | ca. 2000 || Partial view

Africa | Detail from an Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | Cotton; indigo dye | ca. 2000 || Partial view

Adire cloth. Yoruba women of south western Nigeria. Resources for teaching about this art form are available at www.adireafricant...

Adire cloth comes from West African Folk Dress. It is patterned using resist-dye techniques so it is hand painted starch resist and stenciled starch resist. The people of West Africa favored the color blue due to the skillful use of indigo.

Africa | Woman's wrapper/skirt from the Bamana people of Mali | Cotton, painted and dyed (Bogolanfini/mud cloth)

FLOW/RETREAT - Woman's wrapper/skirt from the Bamana people of Mali - Cotton, painted and dyed (Bogolanfini/mud cloth)

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