West Africa has a long tradition of producing tied and stitch resist fabrics and indigo is the traditional colour used.
I found it interesting that a damask fabric was used for this but looking around on the internet it seems to be the fabric of choice in Guinea.
In these two pictures you can see the holes made by the stitching that forms the resist when the fabric is dyed.
And here you can see some of the resist thread - sometimes left behind on purpose to prove that the fabric is authentic!
The fabric shouted Kaftan to me so that is what I have made with it.
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Much warmer here at last and a lovely clear blue sky today.