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African Wax Resist Dyed Cloth

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This is a beautiful hand-dyed cotton cloth made by the Yoruba tribe in the second half of the 20th century (I purchased it in the late 80s.)

The process is wax resist with indigo dye.

It was stitched together lengthwise before I bought it, to make a tablecloth or wall hanging. I added a 3 1/2" hem on one edge, and a 1 1/2" hem on the opposite edge, as I used the piece as a curtain at one time; the selvage edges were left unfinished.

Altogether, the piece is approximately 4 yards, and I have priced it as such.
I have never washed the fabric, but rather have aired it out periodically over the years - so I would recommend that for the first washing a cup of vinegar and 1 tsp of salt be added - and that you wash it separately from other fabric or garments.

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