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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 are variable, but generally they are similar to 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.

Read and print story Bogolan: Artistry in Mud

© Robert Irwin and Magie Relph, Patchwork & Quilting, 2011

mud cloth drying in the sun, Mali

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

Very Large Mud Cloth
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£160.00WMU484
Very Large Mud Cloth Sold
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£160.00WMU483
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU525
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU524
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU523
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU522
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU521
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU520
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU519
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU518
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU517
Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU509
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU508
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU490
Terracotta Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU506
Terracotta Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU477
Terracotta Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU476
Black Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU503
Black Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU502
Black Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU500
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU460
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU431
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU406
 
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