Estelle Carlson
dyer, handweaver, tailor, USA


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AFRICAN ROBE


The colors of Africa are forever inspiring--the reds, golds and oranges of the vibrant sunsets in contrast to the pinks, mauves, blues and grays of the sunrise. This knitted robe is a reminder of the sunsets I saw while in the Dogon country of Mali. The cotton yarn was dyed and then knitted in a manner I call "ikat knitting"--knitting in this manner mimics the ikat technique used in woven fabrics around the world. Each panel is framed with the indigo blue handwoven cotton cloth from Mali.

these pages submitted to africancraft.com by Estelle Carlson,
Oct. 1999 -- last updated, May. 2003