Aboubakar Fofana

Aboubakar Fofana is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, who specializes in calligraphy, textiles and natural dyes. Born in Mali and raised in France, he first began with a discipline in calligraphy. Soon after, he started to wonder if there were any traditions similar to this in Africa, which led him to begin piecing together any knowledge he could find concerning traditional dyeing techniques, and start putting them into practice.

Committed to preserving and reinterpreting centuries old West African dyeing techniques,
his work with textiles is the culmination of decades worth of work, and his effort put forth in learning to create in harmony with the world. The organic materials he uses as well as their limitations and innate qualities, inform every aspect of his work.

His scarves, pillows and shawls, beautifully embody his spiritual beliefs concerning nature and conscious attempts to respect it, as his dyes contain no chemicals and are created with the utmost care.

Aboubakar Fofana

Aboubakar Fofana Handspun Cotton Pillow in Dark Indigo

Aboubakar Fofana

Handspun Cotton Pillow in Dark Indigo

$325.00

Aboubakar Fofana

Stitch Resist Indigo Pillow with Stripes

$395.00

Aboubakar Fofana

Handspun Cotton Pillow in Light Indigo

$350.00

Aboubakar Fofana 4-Band Shawl in Indigo

Aboubakar Fofana

4-Band Shawl in Indigo

$325.00

Aboubakar Fofana

Hand Spun Cotton Shawl in Indigo and Cream

$1,950.00

Aboubakar Fofana 3-Band Shawl in Indigo

Aboubakar Fofana

3-Band Scarf in Indigo

$275.00

Aboubakar Fofana Tie-Resist Shawl in Indigo

Aboubakar Fofana

Tie-Resist Shawl in Indigo

$695.00

Aboubakar Fofana Handspun Cotton Pillow

Aboubakar Fofana

Handspun Cotton Pillow

$395.00