A gorgeous poncho or “shrug” made from a beautiful piece of amber and brown Mudcloth. It is made of hand spun, handwoven cotton, then dyed with bark, roots, herbs, and fermented mud. This collection of Mudcloth is very unique. This poncho will fit a size extra small to medium
23” x 25” with a scoop neck.
Style it in many ways, and off the shoulder. You can also wrap it as a scarf underneath your jacket in the fall and winter. A very versatile piece. The design offers two sides. You can style this poncho either way, it is like having two ponchos in one
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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.