Guinea Indigo Pillow VI
A rectangular indigo throw pillow with a tie-dye striped pattern. Button closure on back side. Made from cotton that is spun, woven, and dyed by hand in Guinea.
- Size: 12” x 20”
- 100% cotton
- Available with or without down-feather insert
- Handmade in Republic of Guinea
- Given the handmade nature of this item, there may be variations in the dye lots & the one you receive may vary slightly from the one shown here.
Artisan & Story:
These gorgeous indigo pillows are the masterful work of Tensira - the business of wife and husband team, Tuulia and Hamidou. Their mission is to create long-lasting work for West African artisans in a sustainable and responsible manner. Hamidou’s mother was an indigo dyer in Guinea for 40 years, and Tensira infuses this centuries-old technique with modern design interpretations. All of their cotton is hand-spun, hand-woven and hand-dyed in workshops in Guinea.
Indigo originated many centuries ago in India and made its way to Africa through ancient trade routes. True indigo comes from indigo plants that grow in the mountains of Guinea and other regions of Africa. Dying is a labor of a love that takes much time and patience to produce a high-quality product. Tie-dyed patterns require nearly 3,600 ties that are separately attached and then detached after dying in order to create one meter of fabric.