Hand Painted using a metal instrument on Hand Woven Cloth in Ivory Coast (West Africa). Each piece is an individual rustic piece of art so expect blemishes in the cloth and in the ink.
Size: Paintings as marked in cm:
A = 90x 24 B = 86.24 C = 92 x 24 D = 87 x 25.5 E = 86 x 26 F = 86 x 26
Korhogo Cloth Painting Long
Korhogo cloth is made by the Senufo people of Korhogo, Ivory Coast. It comes in neutral and earthy tones like browns, blacks and creams. In the fields by the village the women harvest the cotton then in the hut they communally spin the cotton then weave the cloth on a wooden loom. The men then traditionally paint the designs. The paintings are done using a specially fermented mud-based and natural vegetable pigment that darkens over time, and designs are usually drawn on using a crude metal brush. They are decorated with symbols of humans, natural elements like the sun, moon and stars and animals, all of which are rooted in Senufo culture and mythology. The Senufo use the cloth as a shield against vengeful spirits by wearing or hanging them in homes/shrines.