ca. named after the local village (Korhogo) where these types of cloths first originated.
Mounted on a piece of wood with an applied pine edging.
Legend has it that Pablo Picasso traveled to the Ivory Coast in the 1960s and visited a small village called Fakaha (which is possibly where this textile was made around the same time) the locals say that his car broke down on the way to Korhogo and Picasso stumbled upon the village “bare chested and without shoes” it’s said he stayed with the villagers for several days and taught them how to paint with toothbrushes and sponges
Well, there’s no real proof of the visit but it’s a great story anyway!
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