Vintage Mudcloth Scarf, Hand Painted Shawl, Bogolan Shawl
Vintage Mudcloth Scarf, Hand Painted Shawl, Bogolan Shawl
Vintage Mudcloth Scarf, Hand Painted Shawl, Bogolan Shawl
Vintage Mudcloth Scarf, Hand Painted Shawl, Bogolan Shawl
Vintage Mudcloth Scarf, Hand Painted Shawl, Bogolan Shawl
Vintage Mudcloth Scarf, Hand Painted Shawl, Bogolan Shawl

Vintage Mudcloth Scarf, Hand Painted Shawl, Bogolan Shawl

Regular price $68.00

An authentic vintage Mudcloth scarf made of lightweight woven cotton.

22” wide
62” long

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.