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Color Theory ::: Indigo

Aboubakar Fofana’s Indigo ombre fabric tent made a big splash at ICFF in 2009, and then shortly after, he debuted a collection that was created for ABC Carpet & Home. All I could think about was how badly I wanted that tent, or even some of that fabric to make curtains.

I was reminded how much I loved it all over again when I saw Martyn Lawrence Bullard on Million Dollar Decorators shopping in London…

for these vintage Indigo textiles from West Africa to add to his Tastemaker sale at One King’s Lane. These are circa 1930 Mossi textiles from Burkina Faso. (The entire sale was sold out within 3 hours.)

Indigo dyeing is a centuries old craft, originally thought to have begun in India, and spread throughout Asia and Africa. Using ancient African weaving and dyeing techniques, Aboubakar Fofana has revived Mali’s nearly lost tradition with his collection that mixes old and new styles. I can never get enough of this color!

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Images: Section 1: top left, Remodelista, top right, Ranipink, bottom left, Adire, bottom right, Remodelista | Section 2: Aboubakar fabric | Section 3: left, Ellen Pompeo’s house designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, Pillows and slipcovers by Caravane, France

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6 Comments

  1. Posted May 13, 2012 at 6:02 pm | #

    just found your site via pinterest, thank you very much for showing one of my photos :-)

  2. Posted August 3, 2011 at 5:47 pm | #

    Bea-u-ti-ful! Bought some indigo ikat fabric this past weekend to make pillows. I’ll have to send you the final product. :)

  3. Posted August 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm | #

    What a yummy post! I love that deep indigo color. Very inspirational…

  4. Alexa
    Posted August 3, 2011 at 11:53 am | #

    Omg, this is stunning. Makes me want to be there in that summery indigo tent right now. Or all summer. xo

  5. Posted August 3, 2011 at 9:41 am | #

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. Posted August 3, 2011 at 6:59 am | #

    beautiful. You really can’t go wrong with indigo. It’s always been on of my favorites. I want that tent! Speaking of One Kings Lane, I did pretty well grabbing some John Robshaw things last Friday!

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