This handcrafted, one-of-a-kind Christmas stocking features indigo and mudcloth textiles from West Africa. Artisans in Burkina Faso hand dye, spin and weave cotton panels to create the indigo textile that has been prized for centuries for its vibrant, deep hue. Mudcloth, on the other hand, is traditionally made by the Bamana people of Mali using materials and dyes locally sourced in the region.
Each textile is made entirely by hand in a multi-step process that is passed down through generations with a decades long training period. These textiles have a specific story to tell about cultural heritage and the artisan handmade process. Our generously sized stockings feature a full interior lining and a velvet ribbon loop for hanging. We think Santa will appreciate their one-of-a-kind nature. Be sure to tell him to deliver something special this year!
This stocking is approximately 17” tall x 12” wide at the boot and 8.5” wide at the cuff. It is fully lined on the inside and the back is covered in a creamy white European linen. A velvet loop is affixed at the top for hanging.
Our holiday stocking collection contains authentic and high quality pieces of textiles from Burkina Faso, Mali, and the Cote d’Ivoire. Each stocking is one-of-a-kind. Due to its entirely handmade creation process, no two stockings are exactly the same. Minor imperfections such as mending and color variation may be visible that add to the character and patina of the piece.
All of our textiles are handcrafted using the finest natural materials. We recommend a light vacuum or warm iron for general upkeep. Please avoid direct or prolonged sunlight exposure. To treat any stains, blot any liquids immediately. Professional dry cleaning recommended.