Cari Cari placemat crafted from hand-dyed and handwoven ikat made by artisans in Waraniéné, a village in northern Ivory Coast. They work in collaboration with Five|Six, which is committed to preserving traditional strip-weaving techniques.
The locally grown cotton yarns are carefully bound and hand-dyed to create the pattern, then handwoven on an upright double-heddle loom to create a soft fabric. Constructed from selvedge fabric strips joined together with zigzag stitching, then finished with fringing.
As the cotton is hand-dyed and dried in the sun, there can be natural variations in colour from the example pictured, making each unique.
Hand wash. 100% cotton.
Made in Cote d'Ivoire.
43 x 33cm.
An age-old and complex technique of patterning cloth, whereby the pattern is pre-determined by tie-dyeing the yarn prior to weaving. The characteristic haziness of the pattern that emerges is a pleasing result of this hand process.
There may be some colour rub, so please keep away from light coloured fabrics and upholstery.