Indigo

Holiday Stocking

Indigo

Holiday Stocking

9" W x 14" H
Printed
West Africa
$95 Sale

This stocking brings together contemporary and vintage textiles from West Africa as a symbol between past and present. Since... READ MORE

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Provenance

Printed
West Africa

This stocking brings together contemporary and vintage textiles from West Africa as a symbol between past and present. Since ancient times, from opulent Egypt to stark West Africa, fabric has been dyed a mysterious, beautiful blue. This indigo, or “gold blue,” is a sign of prestige and a symbol of the link between heaven and earth. Through a careful process, indigo can produce a vast palette of blue hues; traditional dyers would ask their customers’ color preference, from the palest sky to the deepest midnight. The un-dyed cloth is pinched, sewn, and tied according to precise patterns. Once dye is applied to the material, the ties are removed, revealing patterns of lines, shells, dots, or tracery.

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The textile fragments are sewn together and then sewn to our flax linen stocking. The St. Frank logo is monogrammed on the fold on the back side of the stocking.

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Provenance

This stocking brings together contemporary and vintage textiles from West Africa as a symbol between past and present. Since ancient times, from opulent Egypt to stark West Africa, fabric has been dyed a mysterious, beautiful blue. This indigo, or “gold blue,” is a sign of prestige and a symbol of the link between heaven and earth. Through a careful process, indigo can produce a vast palette of blue hues; traditional dyers would ask their customers’ color preference, from the palest sky to the deepest midnight. The un-dyed cloth is pinched, sewn, and tied according to precise patterns. Once dye is applied to the material, the ties are removed, revealing patterns of lines, shells, dots, or tracery.