Images of Vintage African indigo aren't all that difficult to find. But searching out inspirational photos of this beautiful textile can be a bit more time consuming. Today's post will feature some of my favorite hand makers that choose to craft their wares from one-of-kind vintage African indigo and African mud cloth.
photo above: @mirablackman
Casual Boho-style clutches and pouches are an on-trend way to repurpose vintage shibori indigo. Leather and suede are perfect compliments to faded African indigo. Cute_totes used every bit of the vintage cloth by incorporating the fringe as part of the design of the bags.
photo credit: Cute_Totes
Because African indigo has so much personality, even a simple cut looks quite stylish. It's nice to see the hand knotted fringe was kept as part of the design for the casual vest seen here.
Photo credit: Mirablackman
Jackets made from vintage African indigo are a great way to reuse the hand loomed textiles.
African indigo style isn't just for the ladies. This handsome devil is right at home in his one-off African indigo jacket. The shibori technique used to create the dye-resist patterns in vintage African fabrics ensure that every single indigo has a unique pattern.
Photo credit: c_o_a_t_z
African indigo makes for unique loungewear too. Are these vintage indigo short sets cute or what? Also by Coatz.
I hope the African indigo textiles used in these amazing designs have inspired you to search out your own vintage textiles for repurposing.
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