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This is the original Ikakibite cloth.


Dogon Tribal Mask courtesy of Charles Jones African Art.


I replicated an African woven cloth called Ikakibite,  or Turtle cloth.  I drafted each individual rectangle on raw silk then dyed and painted each black rectangle with natural dyes. The fabric was then made into a style of pant worn by dancers from the Dogon tribe of Mali.

I also made talismans-a necklace,a crossbody charm, and a hairy talisman belt. Straw arm bands were made from a straw Tiki table skirt and dyed with botanical dyes. 

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