In Cote d'Ivoire, the fabric is affectionly called "pagne Baoule". The textile clearly finds its name and roots from the Baoule, Akan people of Cote d'Ivoire, but us more originating from the 16th century Ashanti Kingdom, which empire stretched from present day countries of Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire. For centuries, the fabric has been adorned during community gatherings, special events and traditional proceedings and festivities. For many local communities, the fabric is the main source of revenue. In the small town of Sakiare its reported that 95% of the villagers are weavers.
Hand-Stitched using strips of fabric making these cushions very bespoke.
NB: TO CLEAN- a very gentle HAND washing (NEVER MACHINE, on any setting) in cool water with a very gentle detergent works, but even then, dyes may not be colourfast.
Note: small hole on one area see photos, can be easily stitched. This adds to its character of the fabric.
Inner cushion included.
Please note that the vintage fabrics used sometimes have small flaws, such as staining, small holes or patched-up areas. usually they are not very noticeable, and they often add character to the piece. We do our best to point out any such flaws in each item description.