African Mud Cloth - Indigo Resist
Mud cloth (bogolanfini) 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. This particular piece was dyed with indigo, so be careful, because it rubs off (but the dye can be set).
As these cloths are handwoven, the thickness and weight are variable, but generally they are similar to a light blanket. This fabric an be used as a blanket, table covering, or wall hanging; or made into bags, jackets, pillows or light-use upholstery.
Contents : Cotton
Size : 42" x 66"
Care : Hand wash and hang dry. Indigo may bleed
Origin : Mali