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Korhogo Cloth Painting, Ivory Coast

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This hand woven hand painted cloth painting shows the nature of sub-Sahara Africa with great style and quality. The antelopes shown here are an omen of good fortune. In ancient times most of the Sahara desert was covered with vegetation. As time passed, and the vegetation died, the animals migrated to other areas. The antelope was one of the last animals to leave the area. To see an antelope became a sign of hope and prosperity. A great conversation piece, and beautiful wall hanging. 32" x 52". Made in Ivory Coast.

About Korhogo Cloth:

Korhogo Cloth always tells a story. These are meanings behind the popular motifs.

Korhogo cloth fabric is very similar to mudcloth which is a more familiar fabric to many people. It is produced in Ivory Coast in West Africa; and is named after the village of Kohogo in the northern part of Ivory Coast.

Kohogo cloth is produced by painting a design on hand spun, hand woven, and hand painted cotton fabric. This is often done using a stencil; and the painting is done with a specially fermented solution that turns black after a reasonable amount of time has passed. Korhogo cloth is used in making clothing and craft items. But is is most popular as a truly authentic wall decoration.

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