Christmas Stocking - made from African mudcloth and vintage African indigo - perfect for holding lots of Christmas surprises
*** This stocking would be a beautiful addition to anyone's Christmas décor. ***
Perfect for holding many Christmas surprises:
- Generously sized at about 19" high 10" wide at the toe
- Sturdy grain sack loop for secure hanging with hand sewn patch
- Plain antique linen back
This front of this stocking is made from a traditional mudcloth textile sheet from Mali West Africa, and the cuff is fashioned from vintage African indigo. The hanging loop is made from an antique grain sack linen tie, and the top is finished with a hand sewn patch. handwoven linen. The back of the stocking is made from natural European grain sack linen.
Mudcloth textiles are handwoven, and none are exactly alike. The villagers weave these cloths into narrow strips of fabric, which are then sewn together to form a larger sheet. To create a design, the sewn cloths are painted with fermented mud and then immersed in natural dye. Each Mudcloth tells the stories and tradition of village life.
The vintage Mali indigo sheets were handwoven, and none are completely alike. The West African villagers weave these cloths on twig frames into narrow strips of fabric, which are then sewn together to form a larger sheet. The designs tell of their traditions and village life and are created by using cured mud to set the fabric’s pattern and then by immersing it in natural dye.
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