Camp Skateboard Bundle Set of 5
Deck Dimensions: 8.25"; W X 32"
This skateboard bundle includes one Dots & Shells Indigo Skateboard, one Heart in Hand Indigo, one Technicolor Frazada Skateboard, one Pinstripe Frazada Skateboard, and one Chambray Lattice Baule Skateboard.
When using your board for decor, please secure it to the wall adequately to prevent the board from falling.
Skateboard decks are made to order.
This item may be returned within 30 days of delivery.
This bundle contains skateboard decks inspired by Indigo, Baule, and Frazada textiles. The Dots & Shells Indigo print and the Heart in Hand Indigo print are replicas of the popular St. Frank indigo textiles from Burkina Faso. In ancient times, from opulent Egypt to stark West Africa, fabric has been dyed a mysterious, beautiful blue. This is a replica of our popular St. Frank textile; the indigo color, or "gold blue," is a symbol of the link between heaven and earth. Through a careful process, indigo can produce a vast palette of blue hues; traditional dyers would ask their customers' color preferences, from the palest sky to the deepest midnight. Dye vats alone take a full week to prepare and require daily stirring. The un-dyed cloth is pinched, sewn, and tied according to precise patterns.
The Chambray Lattice Baule deck is inspired by baule textiles. Originating in Côte D'Ivoire, Baule textiles are created from narrow cotton bands woven on horizontal foot-treddle looms. Baule culture is heavily agricultural, and because of this, men traditionally complete most of the weaving, splitting time between their craft and work in the fields. Baules textile were originally worn by women as wraparound skirts, also referred to as a wrapper or pagne. The word pagne was a term introduced by merchants from the 16th Century and adopted by several African societies to identify often pre-existing textiles or garments distinct from a simple cloth.
The Technicolor Frazada and Pinstripe Frazada skateboard decks are inspired by frazada textiles. Women from the indigenous Aymara group of Andean South America have practiced frazada weaving since pre-Colombian times. Weavers create colorful strips from hand-sheared sheep's wool on a backstrap loom. Then, two pieces are sewn together to create a frazada. Offering lively warmth and sturdy thickness, frazadas were originally used as blankets, created to protect against the chill of the Andean highlands. Today, these textiles are popular for their use as bright rugs and picnic blankets.