The Dyeing pits of Kofar Mata
Founded in 1498, the Kofar Mata Dye Pits located in Kano, Nigeria are said to be the oldest in Africa and the last of their kind. The techniques used at the Kofar Mata dye pits have not evolved with time, the dying practices have remained the same for centuries.
The Kofar Mata Dye Pits have had prominence across the world spanning 5 centuries and are still active, however this ancient craft is in jeopardy in these modern times.
Supporting Nigerian Craftmanship
Kamso stands in solidarity with the dyers at the Kofar Mata Dye Pits.
All pieces in our Dye Pit Collection have been hand dyed by these highly skilled craftsmen.
By purchasing from this collection, you are directly supporting the dyers at the Kofar Mata dye pits.
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