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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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£68.00WMU390
Black Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU366
Black Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU405
Black Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU406
White Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU398
White Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU399
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU371
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£68.00WMU400
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£68.00WMU401
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£68.00WMU402
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU404
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU407
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£68.00WMU408
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£68.00WMU409
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£68.00WMU410
 
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