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Ludwiga's Linen

Vintage African Baoulé/Baule Pillow - Fits 20 x 20" Insert

Vintage African Baoulé/Baule Pillow - Fits 20 x 20" Insert

Regular price $ 105.00 USD
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This African Baoulé pillow provides a chic accent to any space - elegantly neutral, a great pop of color, easily mixed and matched with other colors/patterns.

This cloth has a lovely, soft feel. The rich patterns in these vintage, handwoven cloths from the Ivory Coast reflect the traditions, symbols, and tribal lives of the Baoulé people.

After carding and spinning cotton fiber, the women of the villages dipped the finished yarn into plant-based dye to create the deep, rich indigo color. It was then hand woven into narrow strips and finally sewn together to create a beautiful soft cloth, which is often embellished by colorful embroidery. These wrappings were highly valued and mainly used as wraps for ceremonial purposes.

FOR A PERFECT FIT, we highly recommend choosing the “Cover with Insert” option to order the luxury 100% cotton down-proof ticking pillow insert along with the pillow cover. Our pillow covers are sewn to fit these excellent hypoallergenic feather/down inserts.


  • Pillow cover is made from African Baoulé cloth from the West African Ivory Coast.
  • Back of cover is made with vintage mangle cloth, a pure linen fabric from Germany.
  • Hidden zipper closure allows removal of the insert to care for the cover.
  • All fabrics are washed before sewing. For laundering my fabrics, I use Costco soap and Dr. Brunner soap.
  • This Baoulé fabric is of the best quality and in great condition with no marks that I could see on this pillow. In general, signs of wear and some discoloration or spots are part of the charm and character of these vintage fabrics. Please see the photos for reference.


  • We buy our inserts from a luxury pillow manufacturer. The inserts are made with hypoallergenic feathers and down and covered in 235 thread count 100% cotton down-proof ticking.
  • Over the years, we have used many other pillow inserts from various sources. These are the best. We have never had any feather/down leakage issues.
  • Insert size is generally 2” larger than pillow cover size for pillows measuring 20” or more and 1” larger for smaller sizes.
  • We highly recommend buying the insert along with the pillow. Our pillow covers are tailored to these inserts for a perfect fit.


  • Dry clean or hand wash in lukewarm water with mild soap.
  • Air dry only, no heat.


Natural ingredients
in lotions and balms, essential oils, hand spray lotion, body lotion, triple
milled French soap, French Mediterranean bath salt, menthol muscle balm, room
and linen spray, hydrating face mask, natural loofah sponge, feather soft
makeup remover cloth, lavender sachet, tealight candle

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