I am Idrissa SANOU plant painter. I live in Bobo-Dioulasso which is my hometown in the west of Burkina Faso .
I make BOGOLAN which is an Ancestral African practice of plant-based tinting: root broth, plant leaf and earth mixture applied to cotton fabrics. Through these techniques I have the possibility of giving another life to the cotton which is widely grown in my country.
My work and my achievements
I make emblematic and historical world figures on clothes and accessories that are often made with artisans from the city (weaver and dressmaker) and many other hand or interior facings.
From Bamako to Burkina Faso
Since my return from Bamako in Mali where I did my training, I launched my personal workshop which is COTON-NNIN, the concept of which is to promote my art from Bobo-Dioulasso and to train the people who go there. interested.
The workshop and its team
I work with a youth variant team that I formed. Some come from time to time to do their own work, taking advantage of the space and the tools I have.