This coat is made using vintage Adire cloth, aka Yoruba cloth. Adire is the name given to indigo dyed cloth produced by Yoruba women of south western Nigeria. Nigerians use a variety of resist dye techniques. The African animals are selectively cut from a South African overdyed fabric. I added Cherrywood fabric, wax print, and African batik as supporting fabrics. The lining is a beautiful wax print that I received from Joyce Lund. I love the Hippo!
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