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Indigo Blues.  Bamileke Ndop cloth fragment, Africa, Cameroon - 20th century.  This is a nice little resist dyed Ndop cloth fragment has charm.  It is mounted for display.   ...
Indigo Blues.  Bamileke Ndop cloth fragment, Africa, Cameroon - 20th century.  This is a nice little resist dyed Ndop cloth fragment has charm.  It is mounted for display.   ...
Indigo Blues.  Bamileke Ndop cloth fragment, Africa, Cameroon - 20th century.  This is a nice little resist dyed Ndop cloth fragment has charm.  It is mounted for display.   ...
Indigo Blues. Bamileke Ndop cloth fragment, Africa, Cameroon - 20th century. This is a nice little resist dyed Ndop cloth fragment has charm. It is mounted for display. Size: 20 x 23 inches. Indigo-dyed cloth was a luxury fabric in Cameroon and tied to power, gifts, and royalty. i find this a very satisfying little example. According to the Metropolitan Museum of Art: "Ndop cloths are part of the practice of power in the Bamileke region and are tied to long-standing regional exchange networks. Luxury indigo resist-dyed cloths were first imported in the Cameroon Grassfields from the Upper Benue River region of eastern Nigeria. Local production of the cloths began in about 1910. Ndop display cloths are still among the favorite gifts exchanged among leaders in the Grassfields."
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