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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Burkina Faso Fabrics 101

At every market, there are fabrics, fabrics, fabrics galore! Here are some of the more common ones.

The ubiquitous lost wax fabrics are filled with bright colors and patterns. Every man, woman and child is wearing something made with this cloth.

Bazin is dyed in solid colors with subtle damask-like patterns, contains wax, and is pounded for sheen. Usually made into clothing, we opted for two tablecloths instead.

Faso Dan Fani is the traditional fabric produced in Burkina Faso. It is a heavyweight cotton woven by hand, usually in more subtle, natural colors.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing. I'll be sure to check in regularly to learn about your wonderful journey.