Look what we found!
Shibori is a Japanese dyeing technique that typically involves folding, twisting or bunching cloth and binding it, then dyeing it in indigo. Sound familiar? It brings to mind Adire (Yoruba — tie and dye) textile, the indigo dyed cloth made in south western Nigeria by Yoruba women using a variety of resist dye techniques.
Each piece of Adire is unique and variations in colour are intentional and unavoidable. It was interesting, though, to discover that this age old craft is not just an African thing.
For those of you with a quirky sense of decorating adventure, give it a go!
If you walked into a space and saw a well-made Adire sofa, would you not be pleasantly surprised?
It brings a traditional feel to your space as well as a sense of panache.
And that’s not all. There’s also aso-oke, (pronounced ah-SHOW-kay) which is a loom-woven textile from Nigeria in West Africa. It is a thick fabric and similar in texture to canvas or denim.
BUT BACK TO THE THROW PILLOWS…
Typically sizes range from 15inch x 15inch to 18inch x 18inch. Price ranges vary depending on pattern and complexity, but regardless of the size and price we’re sure you and your guests will just love the impact.
If you have used any of these accents in your spaces, we would love to see your pictures. And if you need help with bespoke traditional accents, do get in touch by emailing [email protected].