Mud Cloth – black

£75.00

Origin: Mali, West Africa

A striking yet simple piece, this black mud cloth has a pretty repeat pattern of tiny circles surrounded by six small triangles. This piece could be made into a very striking floor cushion adding a beautiful and functional statement to your living space.

A similar pattern is also available in earthy tones.

Please note: Due to the handmade nature of this fabric, imperfections and variations within both the fabric and the pattern are normal and considered to be a feature and a reflection of its authenticity. 

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Description

Authentic Mud Cloth – black

Mud cloth is a hand-woven and hand-dyed textile that originates from West Africa, specifically, Mali. Known locally as Bògòlanfini, mud cloth is made by first hand-weaving narrow strips of plain cotton fabric. These strips are then stitched together to form a larger piece of cloth. Each complete piece is then dyed with fermented mud then hand painted with geometric patterns and symbols. The making of mud cloth is a centuries old process and the patterns and symbols often have meaning.

Read more about our discovery of African fabrics.

  • Handcrafted using traditional techniques by artisans in Mali
  • Material: 100% Cotton
  • Pattern: Tiny triangles
  • Handmade, each piece is a unique creation and no two are ever the same.
  • Size: approx. 110 x 157 cm
  • Spot clean only with a damp cloth.
  • Do not machine wash.
  • Do not dry clean.
I love mud cloth! It’s steeped in culture and history, beautifully made, stunning to look at and has a plethora of uses. Plus, no two pieces are ever the same – even when made by the same artisan, so you’re getting a truly one-of-a-kind piece.

Here are some ideas on what to do with your Mud Cloth … enjoy!

  • Bed cover – use it as it is and add some ‘Wakanda-esque’ style to your bedroom!
  • Sew some fleece or cotton onto the reverse side of your Mud Cloth and use as a blanket or throw.
  • Hang it up on a bare wall to make a bold statement.
  • Use it to make cushion covers – see our covers here.
  • Use it to make over sized floor cushions, pouffes, footstools or even pet beds!
  • Take the off-cuts from any other creations and frame them to make unique pictures for your home.
  • Let your imagination run wild and create something completely unique for you!