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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 New
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£160.00WMU484
Very Large Mud Cloth New
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£160.00WMU483
Very Large Mud Cloth New
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£160.00WMU480
Very Large Mud Cloth New
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£160.00WMU481
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU489
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU485
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU467
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU458
White Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU465
Terracotta Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU476
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU460
Terracotta Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU477
White Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU493
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU431
White Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU494
Black Mud Cloth
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£75.00WMU406
White Mud Cloth New
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£75.00WMU495
 
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