Aissata Namoko

About the Artist

Malian indigo artist Aissata Namoko (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2017).
Malian indigo artist Aissata Namoko (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2017).
Aissata Namoko (Photo courtesy of International Folk Art Alliance)
Aissata Namoko (Photo courtesy of International Folk Art Alliance)

Aissata Namoko founded Cooperative Djiguiyaso, based in Bamako, Mali. Aissata and the artists of the cooperative use locally grown organic cotton and make pillows, scarves, and home accessories using traditional bogolan tie-dyed with indigo.

The organization is made up of 143 women and 20 men who are fighting poverty through creation and sale of textiles.  Since 1994, the coop has helped women transition to the workplace. Aissata established a training center to teach sewing, cutting, traditional cotton spinning, and natural dyeing techniques.

(Courtesy of International Folk Art Alliance, 2017)

 

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Resist-dyed Indigo Pillow by Aissata Namoko of Mali
SKU: INDPLW-11

Cotton fabric stitch-resist dyed with natural indigo dye by indigo artist Aissata Namoko of Mali.  One of a kind 18" x 18" pillow with indigo-dyed cotton backing.

$110
Resist-dyed Indigo Pillow by Aissata Namoko of Mali
SKU: INDPLW-12

Cotton fabric stitch-resist dyed with natural indigo dye by indigo artist Aissata Namoko of Mali.  One of a kind 18" x 18" pillow with indigo-dyed cotton backing.

$110
Tie-dye Indigo Pillow by Aissata Namoko of Mali
SKU: INDPLW-13

Cotton fabric Tie-dye resist dyed with natural indigo dye by indigo artist Aissata Namoko of Mali.  One of a kind 18" x 18" pillow with indigo-dyed cotton backing.

$110
Indigo Head-scarf by Aissata Namoko
SKU: IND-129

Cotton fabric tie-dyed with natural indigo dye. (80" x 10")
Traditionally worn in Mali as a head-scarf,  these scarves can be used for any scarf need.

$48
Indigo Head-scarf by Aissata Namoko
SKU: IND-130

Cotton fabric stitch-resist dyed with natural indigo dye. (80" x 10")
Traditionally worn in Mali as a head-scarf,  these scarves can be used for any scarf need.

$48
Product Status: 
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Indigo Head-scarf by Aissata Namoko
SKU: IND-131

Cotton fabric stitch-resist dyed with natural indigo dye. (80" x 10")
Traditionally worn in Mali as a head-scarf,  these scarves can be used for any scarf need.

$48
Product Status: 
Sold
Indigo Head-scarf by Aissata Namoko
SKU: IND-132

Cotton fabric stitch-resist dyed with natural indigo dye. (80" x 10")
Traditionally worn in Mali as a head-scarf,  these scarves can be used for any scarf need.

$48
Product Status: 
Sold