Mudcloth Textile, Mudcloth Throw, Mudcloth Upholstery, African Mudcloth Blanket
Mudcloth Textile, Mudcloth Throw, Mudcloth Upholstery, African Mudcloth Blanket
Mudcloth Textile, Mudcloth Throw, Mudcloth Upholstery, African Mudcloth Blanket

Mudcloth Textile, Mudcloth Throw, Mudcloth Upholstery, African Mudcloth Blanket

Regular price $173.00

An extraordinary modern Mudcloth tapestry, made of hand spun, handwoven cotton, then dyed with herbs, and fermented mud. It is hand spun cotton that is woven on a a wide loom to create an amazing textile.

It is a stunning piece, measuring 51”x 77”
Makes a beautiful piece of wall art or coverlet for the bed.

To retain color, it is best dry-cleaned.
We source these fabrics directly from the artist in Mali. Check our shop for more styles and patterns.

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.