Overdyed Baule Cloth

Fine overdyed Baule or Dioula indigo cloth.

SOLD – displayed for information purposes only. Feel free to contact us if you are interested in a similar cloth.


FR664 – Small neatly woven float motifs in hand spun indigo dyed cotton distinguish this attractive Ivoirian woman’s wrapper cloth from the numerous more recent examples that usually have brightly coloured and cruder motifs.  The cloth was strip woven in blue and white cotton (with a narrow red stripe at the lower edge), then the completed cloth tie dyed in indigo, a tradition distinct to central Ivory Coast. It could have been woven by either a Baule or a Dioula weaver, probably around the 1960s. In good condition, has one small worn spot – see detail photo.

Measurements: 57ins x 36ins, 145cm x 90cm.

All items on this site are vintage. That means that they may have a few small marks or blemishes consistent with use. We will try to highlight any significant issues in the description above but in the event you are not happy with your purchase please notify us within 48 hours of receipt and you may return it for a full refund (excluding return shipping costs.)