Indigo Mudcloth Poncho, Indigo Mudcloth, Hand Painted Poncho
Indigo Mudcloth Poncho, Indigo Mudcloth, Hand Painted Poncho
Indigo Mudcloth Poncho, Indigo Mudcloth, Hand Painted Poncho
Indigo Mudcloth Poncho, Indigo Mudcloth, Hand Painted Poncho
Indigo Mudcloth Poncho, Indigo Mudcloth, Hand Painted Poncho
Indigo Mudcloth Poncho, Indigo Mudcloth, Hand Painted Poncho

Hand Painted Poncho Ocean

Regular price $120.00

A beautiful Indigo Mudcloth poncho. This turquoise color is achieved by mixing Indigo dye with the traditional natural dyes of Malian Mudcloth.

Size Medium to Large.

26”x 28”

Bògòlanfini, or "Mudcloth," is a handmade Malian cotton fabric traditionally dyed with iron-rich mud. It has an important place in traditional Malian culture and has, more recently, become a symbol of Malian cultural identity.
In traditional bògòlanfini production, the cloth is soaked in a bath of dye from the leaves of the n'gallama tree (Anogeissus leiocarpa). Once it has taken on a yellow hue, the cloth is sun-dried and then painted with designs using a piece of metal or wood. The paint, carefully and repeatedly applied to outline the intricate motifs, is made of a special mud, collected from riverbeds and fermented for up to a year.

Source: Boundless. “Bògòlanfini: Traditional Malian Cloth.” Boundless Art History Boundless, 20 Nov. 2016.