Vintage African Indigo comes in a wide range of textures, patterns, and endless shades of blue. This allows for just about any end use you can think of for this beautiful fabric. one of my customers, Meaningful Spaces, cleverly used her Vintage African Shibori indigo as a table runner in the photo above.
Vintage African indigo is often called mud cloth. In reality it's not African Mud cloth. This hand loomed hand dyed fabric is simply called African indigo. Since many vendors sell indigo along side African mud cloth, the two terms have become synonymous among many shoppers of these unique textiles.
Jungalow showcases Shibori indigo in many of her interior spaces as seen above.
African Indigo cloth comes in an endless range of blue because it is hand dyed and fades over time. African indigo begins as a naturally colored cotton that is hand loomed into long narrow strips. The cotton fabric strips are joined along the selvages. Some African indigo have amazing fringe details at the length end. Vintage African indigo cloth was sometimes left in a solid shade of natural or blue rather than receiving he additional decorative treatment of tie dye or shibori patterns.
Searching for vintage African indigo? Please look through my listings in my shop on this site or visit my Etsy shop for even more African indigo in solid colors and one of a kind shibori patterns.