Boho style decor and apparel have generated a new craze for authentic vintage African indigo. Many people refer to this textile as mud cloth, but my African textile sources tell me it's simply called indigo. Both of these African textiles begin with hand loomed cotton strips that are sewn together to create one large piece of fabric.
African Indigo doesn't always have fringe. And when it does, often times vintage African indigo has damaged, tangled, and missing fringe. When I find a piece of African indigo with the fringe in good condition, I snap it up and bring it back to the studio for cleaning and restoration.
African indigo comes in a natural cotton color, indigo dyed shades of blue, or resist dyed to create endless graphic patterns. The African indigo pictured above has a smaller, hand knot fringe detail.
Vintage African indigo comes with many different forms of fringe. I don't have a particular favorite because the hand crafted nature of the fringe makes them all beautiful.
Want to start collecting your own fringed African Indigo? Be sure to check my shop regularly as I am always adding new pieces that have been cleaned and given new life.