African mud cloth




Mud cloth – also called ‘bogolan’ is a special textile that boasts sacred and protective properties. Hunters, healers, shamans, people going through important life transitions/initiations/rituals wear it.

You can hang it on your wall, use it as a couch/bed cover, or make garments, pillows or clothes with it etc …

Narrow strips of handwoven cotton are stitched together into a whole cloth, then painted with patterns and symbols using a variety of natural dyes, including river mud that has been aged up to one year. As these cloths are handwoven, the thickness and weight are variable, but generally, they are similar to a light blanket.


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