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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. 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.


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.

Black Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU451
Terracotta Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU445
Ochre Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU450
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU439
Black Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU430
Terracotta Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WU448
Ochre Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU449
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU436
Black Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU431
White Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU424
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU437
Black Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU432
Terracotta Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU447
White Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU421
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU438
Black Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU433
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU444
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU442
Black Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU434
Black Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU435
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU440
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU441
Black Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU406
Black Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU417
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU443
White Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU398
 
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