Djiguiyaso – Aïssata Namoko
Aissata Namoko heads up Djiguiyaso, the Bamako-based cooperative that provides work for over 100 women in the textile industry in Mali. Using traditional bogolan tie-dyed with indigo, Djiguiyaso makes use of its artisans’ skills in crochet, weaving, spinning, cutting and sewing to produce 100-percent organic cotton cushions, beadspreads, curtains, dresses, handbags, tablecloths, throws and scarves. In 2010, the cooperative was recognised for its work by UNESCO.
Image by Justin Polkey, courtesy of Ogojiii