Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric
Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric
Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric
Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric
Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric
Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric
Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric
Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric
Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric

Mudcloth Duster, Mudcloth Vest, Unique Mudcloth Fabric

Regular price $168.00

A stylish duster made with a unique Mudcloth textile from Mali. It is a beautiful and rich textile made of hand spun, hand woven cotton, and dyed with natural plant and mud dyes.

Size Medium/ Large

W 47
L 53”

A great statement piece and easy to layer. May be worn many ways as seen in the pictures. Open, belted, with a pin, and is reversible.

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.