Front: This pillow is handcrafted from African Mud Cloth
Back: 100% organic cotton
Origin (front): Mali, Africa
Origin (backing): Tamil Nadu, Southern India
Invisible Zipper Closure, Serged Edges
Color: Shades of Indigo Blue, White
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Meet Lulu. Lulu means "pearl" and these vintage African indigo mudcloth pillow covers are certainly rare gems. Lulu's vibrant indigo colors of varying shades are rich yet subtle and reserved. She makes quite a statement on her own or paired with any of our other pillows.
Due to the process of hand dying this material, each pillow covering is different and no two pillows are exactly alike. The hand stitched seams and sewn together pieces enhance the uniqueness of these beautiful fabrics adding to their character and charm. Each pillow cover has flaws and is considered part of the story the fabric tells. These are not considered defects but rather part of their personality. Please review pictures thoroughly.
Mud cloth is an African textile that originated from Mali, Africa located in West Africa. Each piece is unique in color and design as it is handmade using fermented mud in an incredibly in-depth and time consuming process. Each pattern on every piece of mud cloth has its own story to tell. The symbols can represent everything from personal messages, historical events, social status or proverbs. Traditionally, the men weave the cloth and the women dye it. Once the strips of woven cloth are hand sewn together, the women begin a lengthy dyeing cycle using a technique that has been in existence dating back to the 12th century.
The quality and craftsmanship of our products are at the heart of every package we send out. We take quality control very seriously to ensure that you receive a beautiful item that has been throughly reviewed. Any holes or loose seems have been repaired by hand on a case by case basis so as to not compromise the integrity and authenticity of this handmade textile. Care: This fabric is vintage and is extremely delicate. Spot cleaning only recommended.
Due to the handmade nature of this material and the process of dying with fermented mud, slight variances and markings may appear. These imperfections contribute to the authenticity of the fabric and are not considered flaws. Rather, they add to the product’s character and charm. Please review all photos before purchase.