Traditional Mali Mud Cloth - Arrow White. The perfect throw rug, blanket, wall hanging or picnic blanket
Made in Mali the Mud Cloth also known as the Bogolanfini is an important part of Malian culture. Strips of cotton fabric are woven on a narrow loom and then sewn together to form a larger cloth. The cloth is then soaked in a bath of mulch of leaves from local trees, geometric motifs are drawn on the fabric with a special mud that has been kept for over 1 year. The iron in the mud reacts to the acid in the dyed cloth to produce a contrast design. Traditionally worn by hunters as camouflage and worn by women after child birth the Bogolanfini is a ritual for protection.
Each textile is handmade using traditional techniques, slight imperfections occur making each one unique.
A beautiful and unique piece of fabric that is perfect to add character and warmth to a couch, bed, a wall or even to use as a bohemian inspired picnic blanket.
Measures roughly 165cm long x 105cm wide, give or take 5cm (Approx standard length for a throw blanket, but slightly wider than normal).