It's an exciting time for vintage global textiles. Vintage African mud cloth and African indigo fabrics have a character and beauty that can only come with time and creativity. What better fabric to add personality to your design or sewing project. Photo:@lavenderskyblue_textiles.
Casual style is at your fingertips with African indigo pillows created using authentic vintage textiles. House of Pillows does a beautiful job presenting striped African indigo, shibori-style African indigo, and the classic solid blue indigo all placed together. These vintage textiles mix and match because they are like a pair of blue jeans that go with almost anything. Vintage African indigo fabric is particularly suited to a coastal cottage, but the hand-crafted fabric looks at home just about anywhere.
Vintage African indigo with a faded quality or seen here with a shibori fish motif, look right at home in any casual space. These three African indigo pillows by Indiebungalow.
With the new popularity of African mud cloth and African indigo, designers and DIY textile addicts are going beyond using the African textile as a simple, square pillow front. Examples in the photos show natural ivory mud cloth that has been bleached to use as a compliment fabric back to African indigo remnants. This is a fantastic method of re-using damaged African indigo or mud cloth instead of throwing away the entire piece. What might have seemed too small to save, these mini pieces have become part of a patch work pillow cover.
photo left: HomeGirlCollection photo right: Indiebungalow
Extra large lumbar pillows have become a favorite pillow size that lends itself to half or quarter pieces of African tie dyed indigo. Relaxed appeal can be yours by crafting your next pillow out of authentic African indigo mud cloth. I've always got plenty in the shop for you to choose from.