Superb Emerald green & white mud-cloth cotton fabric,
handwoven, hand-sewn, and hand-dyed by the men and women of the Bamana tribe of Mali.
40" by 60" with african trade beads necklace 23" H included in the sale
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 is variable, but generally they are more like a light blanket.
Usually, each cloth is a unique creation: there is only one.