Tukula Short Sleeve Bodysuit
*This item is a pre-order. Anticipated ship date is late May 2022.
About the Print:
Our Tukula print is a playful interpretation of kuba cloth - a textile traditionally handwoven by the Kuba people of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kuba cloth is woven using the strands from raffia palm leaves that are then dyed using natural dyes. This fabric originated in the 17th century and is characterized by bold patterns that suggest movement. Of the 17 ways that a design can be repetitively varied on a surface, the Kuba people have exploited twelve in their cloths! Amazing. Historically, the Kuba people have used these cloths as wrappers, skirts, sleeping mats and even currency. We've named this print "Tukula,” the Bakuba word for the red pigment obtained from the heartwood of indigenous trees and traditionally applied to art and cloth created by the Kuba people.
About the Style:
Our short sleeve bodysuits are sure to be a staple in your baby’s closet. Made from organic cotton, these bodysuits are comfortable, soft and safe for your baby’s skin. Pair them with matching pants, shorts in a coordinating color, or let baby wear them solo on particularly hot days. Snap closure makes for easy diaper changes.
- Super soft and lightweight 100% organic cotton
- Snaps on bottom so changing is a breeze
- Printed label on inside back to keep baby comfortable
- Machine washable for easy care
Colors may vary slightly from how they appear on a computer/smartphone screen.
Due to the nature of fabrics and print processes, this print may or may not be the exact same shade, hue, or tone of a previous release of this same print.
I picked this because I LOVED the print, but I had no idea how great the quality would be. One really amazing thing is if our little one drools or spits up a bit, it wipes right off and isn’t even visible. We’ll definitely be purchasing more in the future!