These Mudcloth pillow covers fit a 16” pillow. They are made with a high quality Mudcloth textile that is woven on a wide loom and dyed with traditional fermented mud and plant dyes. The back is prewashed cotton and it has an invisible zipper closure and lining.
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.
Pillow fills not included. Best to be dry cleaned but can be washed in cold. Slight fading from washing may occur due to the natural dyes.
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