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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
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU544
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU543
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU542
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU541
White Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU547
White Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU546
White Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU545
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU540
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU539
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU518
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU490
Terracotta Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU477
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU503
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU502
Black Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU526
Black Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU527
Black Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU528
Black Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU529
Black Mud Cloth Sold
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£75.00WMU530
Black Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU531
Black Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU532
 
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