Malian Bogolanfini #1


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Bogolan or BÌ_gÌ_lanfini means ‰Û÷made from mud or Mud cloth‰۪ in Bambara, the main language of Mali. 

Mud cloth is 100% cotton hand crafted material woven originally in Mali, West Africa and dyed with fermented mud. It is handmade from start to finish.

The dyes are made from a mixture of roots, leaves, barks and wild grapes and usually painted by the women. 

The artisans hand-dye symbols into these fabrics in order to tell stories of their villages, proverbs and the culture. Mud cloth has a long tradition of being used by West African warriors and hunters to camouflage themselves. Nowadays, people across the globe are wearing them to stand out and celebrate their connection to the African heritage.

Please Note:
These textiles are woven in strips and then joined together by hand-stitch, therefore there may be some minor irregularities.

  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Origin: Mali
  • Approx Dimensions: 150cm x 95cmCare: Dry Clean Only