Resist-dyed Indigo Pillow by Aissata Namoko of Mali

Indigo Arts has moved upstairs to a space on the fourth floor of the Crane Building.  I am still arranging things up here but I am open on a "by appointment or by chance" basis.  I am usually in the building from Wednesday through Saturday from 12 to 6, but it is definitely best to phone or email first. Meanwhile, the Indigo Arts online gallery is operating as usual.  
Please feel free to contact me with any questions in the mean time.

Resist-dyed Indigo Pillow by Aissata Namoko of Mali
Resist-dyed Indigo Pillow by Aissata Namoko of Mali

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.

Malian indigo artist Aissata Namoko (Photograph © Anthony Hart Fisher 2017).

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.

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