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Large ‘Ndop’ Indigo Textile



African Art African Bamileke Ndop Indigo Cloth Tapestry wall Art from Cameroon. Vintage blue handwoven cloth ceremonial textile tapestry, blanket, hanging wall art. Authentic, handmade African cloth fabric.


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A beautiful Indigo dyed ceremonial textile from Cameroon. Remarkable large piece of vintage “Ndop” indigo dyed and raffia stitched piece of fabric.

Hand spun, thick cotton, natural indigo cloth, circa 1950 – 1960. Amazing graphics.

“Ndop” which is a raffia, stitched-resist, indigo dyed, textile done primarily in Cameroon but also in other West African countries. Ndop textile from the Bamileke, Bamum, Bamenda people of Grasslands of Cameroon, Africa, mid-20th century. This is a handwoven cotton cloth decorated with bold resist dye technique designs in white on an indigo background. This is a prestige loin cloth used as a hanging or curtain to decorate the palace or the wall behind the king’s throne during ceremonies. Also worn as skirt by dancers at important events.

Can be used as a bed or sofa covering or makes a great wall hanging art piece.

Height: 230 cm
Width: 280 cm

Style: Ndop

Materials and Techniques: Hand spun cotton, indigo cloth

Provenance: Cameroon

Period: Mid 20th century

Date of Manufacture: Circa 1950 – 1960

Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. Original preowned vintage unrestored condition. The fabric has a few brown spots, probably from mud. But in general it is in a good, bright and very clean condition.

Condition & Photography

Please keep in mind that we only sell vintage and antique pieces and none of our pieces should be considered new or in perfect condition. All of our vintage products show the rich beauty and history of their life with the knocks and bumps of many years of use. We restore our pieces so they will be clean and in a good working condition. However we try to minimise restoration to keep every piece as original as possible.

The physical object can differ slightly in colour from the object as presented online. We have made every effort to display colours accurately, but cannot guarantee that the pictures accurately reflect the colour of those goods in real life.


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