Historically derived from plants, indigo dye has been culturally and economically significant to Mali (West Africa) for centuries. Today most indigo dye is synthetic, only a few traditionally operated locations still utilize the natural compound, including this one in Mali used by PAM for part of their new 'TO & AFRO' collection.
Tonal stripe, dash and check patterns are achieved through traditional processes involving folding, clamping and dying the fabric by hand in historical indigo dye pits.
See the PAM Mali Indigo Dyed items here. More items from PAM 'TO & AFRO' available soon at Someday.