Vintage African Indigo Accent Pillow
- African indigo cotton front
- "linen" style unbleached natural denim back
- H|F custom copper zipper with leather pull & tag
- indoor use recommended
- hand wash cold & lay flat to dry
This textile is called “Thioup” which is a bazin riche cotton from the sub-m Saharan African tribes of the Mossi and Dogon tribes. Narrow 4” handwoven strips are stitched together to make single a cloth, then dip dyed several times in indigofera [indigo] to obtain it’s rich color. The intricate pattern is made using stitches or compression to keep the color absent from the dye. It is often only worn for special occasions. Repairs and hand stitching over the past 40-50 years make every single piece a work of art showing it’s graceful aging process.
Signs of fading, color variation and hand repairs will be present in all of the vintage pieces. We have cleaned, repaired, reinforced and stabilized this textile for it’s intended use. Like all denim, this original version only gets better with age.
All H|F pillows come complete with our proprietary blend of duck feather & goose down pillow inserts. We know that size is oh so important. That's why every piece has been made with intention cut to size by hand and overstuffed with goodness for the perfect fit. We believe that your pillows should support body weight, as well as deliver the most delicious sink when you land on them. High profile vegan options available upon request.