Patched Indigo Tassel Dress
It was so hard to capture the depth of this indigo & the beautifully subtle shibori patterns on it. It's even more divine in person! It has a rich handwoven texture that's surprisingly soft with a beautiful drape and 5' hand twisted tassels.
Made with a vintage textile from Burkina Faso, West Africa. This beautiful fabric was handwoven in small strips that were then sewn together to create a sarong like cloth before being dyed. The whole process took weeks, even longer when you consider that they often grew the cotton and indigo! Imperfections, distress patterns, small holes or stains are common features of this beautiful and storied fabric.
We were able to make this dress from the cloth- and that's it! Just 1 piece. We save all our scraps for patches and quilting.
Image on model is just an example of fit. Not the same dress.
*Measurements taken on garment laid flat.
Length: 37" + 9" tassels