Vintage Chinese batik indigo is perfectly suited for an upholstered foot cube. The sturdy hemp fabric hand loomed and indigo batik dyed by a Chinese hill tribe will afford years of use to this piece.
Photo credit: Shoppe by Amber Interiores
The boho-style upholstered cube seen above is made from a white with black print African mud cloth. Since African mud cloth can be used as a floor covering, of course mud cloth is also durable enough to upholster a foot-cube. I have similar pieces of mud cloth in my shop to DIY a cube, or enlist your local upholsterer.
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How about African indigo for foot-of-the-bed seating? Very Boho-style when they sit atop a kilim rug and next to a Moroccan throw. The African indigo used to make these stools is as durable as denim.
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The African mud cloth used for this upholstered stool is a classic black with white resist print. One King's Lane offers this little beauty for $895.
You could go for a less structured foot stool like the one pictured above. Several pieces of vintage African indigo were needed to create this stunning foot rest. What makes it work is the mix of patterns. The faded indigo blue keeps the mix of patterns cohesive.
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The beautiful cube seen here is covered with a vintage Chinese batik indigo textile. The hemp fabric is so durable it is able to withstand kids or pets. I always have several large pieces of Chinese batik indigo fabric in my on line store and Etsy shop.
photo credit: Shoppe by Amber Interiores
So when you're ready to add a new cube to your interior space, be sure to visit my Etsy shop for a large selection of African mud cloth, African indigo, and Chines batik indigo textiles.
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Blog post by Anita Morrissey, owner & curator of Morrissey Fabric