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Vintage Ndop Cloth Pillow - Fits 24 x 24" Insert

Vintage Ndop Cloth Pillow - Fits 24 x 24" Insert

Regular price $ 115.00 USD
Regular price $ 115.00 USD Sale price $ 115.00 USD
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This stunning pillow is made from a rare vintage Ndop ceremonial cloth from West Africa. The striking indigo graphics provide a fresh pop of color to any décor.

The vintage Ndop (pronounced “dop”) cloth from which this pillow is made came from the Bamileke people of the grasslands in Cameroon. These textiles are exceedingly rare and were mainly used for ritual clothing and ceremonial occasions. Geometric symbols such circles, lines and diamonds reflect tribal life and beliefs.

The process of creating this cloth was difficult and laborious. After weaving, the cloth was dyed using a traditional “resist” dying method. To prevent the indigo dye to reach all the cloth, women artisans would stitch design patterns onto the cloths with raffia fiber. When the dying process was finished, all the stitching would be unpicked to reveal the stunning tribal design.

When this cloth came to me, I found quite a bit of the raffia in place, and I spent a couple of hours to unpick stitches. There may be a little brownish discoloration remaining from the raffia. This just tells of the many hours women spent creating these beautiful textiles.



  • Pillow cover - made from Ndop cloth from Cameroon Africa
  • Back of cover - made from vintage mangle cloth, a pure linen fabric from Germany
  • Hidden zipper closure
  • Condition - overall best quality, no marks
  • Part of the charm and character of vintage fabrics - sometimes may show some signs of wear, discoloration or spots


  • Filled with hypoallergenic feathers and down
  • Cover - 235 thread count 100% cotton down-proof ticking
  • No feather/down leakage
  • Purchased from luxury pillow manufacturer



  • Size - insert is generally 2” larger than pillow cover for pillows measuring 20” or more and 1” larger for smaller pillows
  • Recommend purchasing our inserts - our pillow covers are tailored perfectly to fit our inserts

Shipping & Returns


Most orders are filled within 1-3 business days and are shipped via USPS Ground Advantage for delivery within 2-5 business days. Please see Shipping Information for more details.


Most purchases may be returned within 10 days of receipt of shipment. Please see Refunds & Returns for more details.

Care Instructions


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

Responsibly Made

Ludwiga's Linen products, including decorative pillows, home accents and lavender sachets are handmade in Morgan Hill, California.

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