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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.

Very Large Mud Cloth New
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£145.00WMU456
Very Large Mud Cloth New
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£145.00WMU455
Very Large Mud Cloth New
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£145.00WMU453
Very Large Mud Cloth New
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£145.00WMU452
Black Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU451
Terracotta Mud Cloth New
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£72.00WMU445
Ochre Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU450
Ochre Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU449
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU436
Black Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU431
White Mud Cloth
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£72.00WMU398
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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£72.00WMU435
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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£72.00WMU441
 
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