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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 inches.

Rare, extra large mud cloths sometimes available, usually about 155 x 230 cm / 61 x 90 inches.

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.

Large Mixed Mud Cloth Sold
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£195.00WMU736
Large White Mud Cloth New
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£195.00WMU726
Large Black Mud Cloth New
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£195.00WMU735
Large White Mud Cloth New
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£195.00WMU737
Terracotta Mud Cloth New
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£95.00WMU732
Ochre Mud Cloth New
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£95.00WMU740
White Mud Cloth New
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£95.00WMU738
White Mud Cloth New
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£95.00WMU739
White Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU700
White Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU698
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£95.00WMU734
Mixed Mud Cloth New
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£95.00WMU733
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU723
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU722
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU721
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU720
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU719
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU718
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU716
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU697
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU696
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU694
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU692
Mixed Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU675
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU714
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU712
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU711
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU710
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU709
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU708
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU707
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU706
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU677
Black Mud Cloth
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£95.00WMU671
White Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU701
Black Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU705
Mixed Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU729
Mixed Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU731
White Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU702
Black Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU704
Mixed Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU730
Mixed Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU691
Black Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU688
Black Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU687
Black Mud Cloth Fragment
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£18.00WMU686
 
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