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African Ndop Cloth Lavender Sachet

African Ndop Cloth Lavender Sachet

Regular price $ 25.00 USD
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Show her that you care with one of our African Ndop lavender sachets. This beautiful gift with its pleasing fragrance will always remind her of you.

These lovely sachets in our Provençal Lavender Sachet Collection are made from vintage handwoven African Ndop cloth and vintage German mangle cloth. They're perfect, personal gifts for treasured friends and family members. Enjoy the French fragrance in every room, wherever you want to place them. They will always bring a smile to your heart.

They are filled to the brim with fragrant, high quality French lavender from Provence. Our lavender is pure, of the highest quality and does not have dusty by-products like craft grade lavender has. These sachets are so fragrant, the lavender smell induces calm and makes every room in your home invoke the aromas of summertime in the south of France. Because of the high quality, the lavender fragrance will last for years. Simply squeeze your sachet occasionally to release the lavender scent.


  1. Choose your sachet with or without optional gift wrap and card.
  2. If choosing optional gift wrap and card, select your card. A selection of 8 cards is available.
  3. Personalize your card by providing the name of the gift box recipient. Then, add a personal message of up to 150 characters.


  • Size of heart sachets – 5" wide x 5" high
  • Front – vintage handwoven African Ndop cloth
  • Back – vintage German mangle cloth linen
  • Contents – high quality French lavender from Provence
  • Tie – hemp twine with wooden beads


Vintage Ndop (pronounced “dop”) cloth 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. There may be a little brownish discoloration remaining from the raffia. This just tells of the many hours women spent creating these beautiful textiles.

Mangle cloths, used for the backs of the sachets, are linen fabrics that were installed in the old roller ironing presses (mangles) to protect textiles and clothing from the heat. These wonderful, 60 to 100-year-old linens come from Germany and France and measure about 3 meters (nearly 10 feet) long and 90 centimeters (about 35 inches) wide.

When I first started working with these types of fabric, I hoped to convey to my family a sense of history and different cultural traditions. I also wanted my home to connect with nature by using natural materials, instead of man-made fibers. I can hardly tell you how much we have enjoyed the wonderful items made from these beautiful fabrics!


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