The Textile Patch Worker
20 x 24", Digital Print on archival paper
Signed & Numbered Limited Edition of 30
©2019 Djibril N’Doye
“DAAF” means patchworking in the Wolof language in Senegal. It’s known in Africa for many centuries. Farmers and day laborers patch up their torn clothing with less interest in harmonizing and matching fabric patterns. Any available, durable fabric is used to make torn clothing still useful. Without any geometric cut or measurement, pieces are torn by hand randomly and sewn together.
Patch work clothing or bed covers are traditionally made are a symbol of good luck and it is said that each pattern carries its own energy.