Indigo no. 9 Sublime Framed Textile
Rich with history and celebration of culture, this vintage textile is handmade and finished with our signature gold St. Frank plate in the bottom right-hand corner. Encased in a modern lucite frame.
Material: Vintage textile mounted onto natural linen; Framed in lucite
Orientation: Can be hung either vertically or horizontally
Made In: West Africa
54.5" W x 43.5" H
Please note that as unique, handmade art, no two pieces are ever exactly the same and color varies across monitors. Our website photos are a close representation of this work, but may not be identical to the piece you receive.
Surface gloss can be maintained by using a soft cloth and specialty plastic cleaner or polish, following cleaning fluid container instructions.
Begin by gently blowing away any loose dust or dirt from the lucite surface. Using a mild soap solution or a plastic cleaner and a non-abrasive lint-free cloth, wipe the surface using light pressure. To remove grease, oil, or tar deposits use hexane or kerosene followed by a soap solution.
Fine scratches may be removed by hand polishing with a plastic polish scratch remover. Remove all residue and polish with a soft cloth.
Framed textiles are custom framed once they are ordered. Allow 8-12 weeks for framing and delivery. Expedited options may be available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
White Glove delivery for this item is $195 within the continental US. For shipping costs outside the continental US, please contact us.
This item is made to order and cannot be canceled, returned, or exchanged.
In 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 preferences, from the palest sky to the deepest midnight. Dye vats alone take a full week to prepare and require daily stirring. 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.