Beautiful patchwork dresses are worn by the Herero people of Namibia. Photographs by Jim Naughten

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Africa | Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria | ca. 1950s | Cotton; indigo resist

Africa ~ Adire cloth from the Yoruba people of Nigeria ~ ~ Cotton, indigo resist

Africa | Mud cloth from the Bamana people of Mali or Burkina Faso | Handspun local cotton and mineral dyes

Africa Mud cloth from the Bamana people of Mali or Burkina Faso Handspun local cotton and mineral dyes

Vintage Women Pockets Loose Pure Color Cotton Linen Round Neck Blouse

Gracila Vintage Pure Color Long Sleeve Pockets Loose Women Shirts look not only special, but also they always show ladies' glamour perfectly and bring surprise. Come to NewChic to choose the best one for yourself!

Africa | Detail from a Kusaibi gown from the Maninka people of Sierra Leone.

Kusaibi gown fabric (detail) by the Maninka people of Sierra Leone. Hand-sewn from 14 narrow strips of cotton, hand-woven on a narrow loom, dyed indigo, sewn together

Sample Book

Sample Book Date: early century Culture: Spanish or Italian Dimensions: 8 x x Classification: Textiles Credit Line: Gift of Miss Mary Parsons, 1925 Accession Number:

Textile fragment  Egypt, Mamluk Period (1250 - 1517)

egyptian fabric, mamluk period - This is embroidery, not knitting - but could be used for more pattern inspiration

Oval Brooch, Sterling Silver, Heather Woof - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - Contemporary Art Since 1842

Oval Brooch, Sterling Silver, Heather Woof - The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh - Contemporary Art Since 1842

African indigo textiles

Adire Cloth: this is patterned cloth using resist-dye technique and is hand painted starch resist, and stenciled starch resist. This cloth is from the coastal forest zone of Southwest Nigeria, which is the heartland of the Yoruba Empire.

Indigo stitched paste resist known in the Cameroon as Ndop    http://www.estherfitzgerald.com/03_abstract/03_06.html

Esther Fitzgerald Rare Textiles Indigo stitched paste resist known in the Cameroon as Ndop. This cloth was made in Nigeria and imported for the Bamileke people of Cameroon.

Hand-printed by skilled artisans, this cotton runner is dyed with rich, natural indigo. A school of sardines makes it a perfectly playful touch for the seaside kitchen.

Hand-printed by skilled artisans, this cotton runner is dyed with rich, natural indigo. A school of sardines makes it a perfectly playful touch for the seaside kitchen.

tlingit weaving This is woven with an opening on the top to allow storing items in the in it. The type of balance used is asymmetrical.

tlingit weaving This is woven with an opening on the top to allow storing items in the in it.

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