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Mud Cloth / Bogolan

Genuine hand-painted mud cloth from Mali

Mud cloth - also called 'bogolan' - is one of Africa's most unusual and unique textiles.

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 is variable, but generally they are more like a light blanket.

Usually, each cloth is a unique creation: there is only one.  

Sizes vary, usually about 100 x 170 cm / 40 x 66 in.

mud cloth drying in the sun, Mali

Handpainted mud cloths drying in the sun: Endé, Mali.

Black Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU387
Black Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU388
Black Mud Cloth Sold
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£68.00WMU389
Black Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU390
Black Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU391
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU392
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU393
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU394
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU396
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU397
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU383
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU385
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU386
Black Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU366
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU368
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU371
White Mud Cloth Sold
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£68.00WMU375
 
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