Mudcloth scarf, Hand-painted Shawl, Brown Mudcloth scarf, African Mudcloth
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A hand-dyed Mudcloth scarf made of lightweight woven cotton, measuring 16” wide by 75” long with and extra 6” of fringe on each end. These scarves are one of a kind and unique.
We source these scarves directly from the artist in Mali. He also makes the textiles for our line of clothing and home decor.
Visit www.awanya.com to learn more about the process of making Mudcloth.
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.