Djiguiyaso – Aïssata Namoko

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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.

www.djiguiyasobaba.net

Image by Justin Patrick, courtesy of Ogojiii