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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.

mud cloth drying in the sun, Mali

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

Mixed Colour Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU426
Mixed Colour Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU427
Mixed Colour Mud cloth New
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£68.00WMU428
Mixed Colour Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU429
White Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU424
White Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU423
White Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU422
White Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU420
White Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU421
White Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU419
White Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU418
White Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU398
White Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU399
Black Mud Cloth New
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£68.00WMU425
Black Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU417
Black Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU415
Black Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU390
Black Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU405
Black Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU388
Black Mud Cloth
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£68.00WMU406
 
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