Nima Indigo Long Dress
$196.00
Product Description

Nima Long Dress by Osei-Duro in a super soft rayon crepe that gives it the perfect drape. Features allover natural indigo color, hidden side slit pockets and 3/4 sleeves. Made in collaboration with local artisans of Gonja, in Northern Ghana using indigenous methods of textile craft.  

  • Made in Ghana
  • 100% rayon
  • Hand-dyed
Indigo Dyeing: In the Gonja district of Northern Ghana, indigo dyeing is said to be as old as the place itself. Here, the fresh leaves of the West African Wild Indigo plant known locally as Garra are harvested, pounded with an ashy mordant, and fermented in pits 6-7 feet deep. The dye takes several days to develop and can last anywhere between three days and three weeks before spoiling, depending on the weather. Once ready, local dyers repeatedly dip cotton yarn slated to be woven into garments into the natural dyestuff. The yarn aerates in between dips, transforming the Indigo from a rich green to a vivid blue, and then almost black, as it oxidizes.

Measurements from size Small

Length (from shoulder to side hem): 50"
Length (from neck to center hem): 44"
Width (bust): 19"
Width (bottom hem): 35"
Sleeve Length (from shoulder): 17" 
Sleeve Opening (at shoulder): 9"