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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.

Mud Cloth Piece New
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£16.00WMU596
Mud Cloth Piece New
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£16.00WMU597
Mud Cloth Piece
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£16.00WMU598
Mud Cloth Piece
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£16.00WMU556
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU582
White Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU594
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU581
Black Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU587
White Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU592
Black Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU585
Very Large Mud Cloth
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£180.00WMU570
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU580
Black Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU584
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU579
Very Large Mud Cloth
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£180.00WMU568
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£80.00WMU553
Mud Cloth Piece
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£15.00WMU558
Black Mud Cloth
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£80.00WMU537
Black Mud Cloth
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£80.00WMU538
Black Mud Cloth
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£80.00WMU531
Black Mud Cloth
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£80.00WMU502
Black Mud Cloth
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£80.00WMU527
Black Mud Cloth
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£80.00WMU528
Black Mud Cloth
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£80.00WMU529
Black Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU583
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU577
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU576
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU575
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU574
White Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU590
White Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU591
White Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU593
White Mud Cloth New
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£80.00WMU595
 
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