Folded cotton panel of handloomed handwoven strip woven resist dyed West African Mali mudcloth bogolanfini
Full panel of cotton handloomed handwoven strip woven resist dyed West African Mali mudcloth bogolanfini
Bogolanfini Mali Mudcloth geometric african fabric made into lumbar pillow with African indigo throw on Miller Upholstering's Sumi Danish lounge chair with white cushions
Bogolanfini African Mudcloth used as upholstery on dining chairs by Helen Miller Miller Upholstering

Mali Mud Cloth, Large Geometrics

Regular price $125.00 Sale

39" width x 65" length

Handwoven, hand-dyed and hand printed vintage panel of resist dyed Bogolan or Mud Cloth from Mali, West Africa.

Ochre, black and ivory come from natural dyes that color the base cloth of handwoven cotton, then patterns are printed in iron rich fermented mud, dried in the sun and then sometimes bleached to remove color for further patterning. This panel has 4 distinctive patterns in roughly a 20" horizontal x 4" vertical repeat.

Helen selects each cloth coming into the shop in person from her visiting textile representative from West Africa. She looks for unique characteristics of color, texture, pattern and condition to ensure they'll lend themselves to a variety of use and projects that customers most often ask for; apparel, accessories, throws or light blankets, tableset accents such as runners, placemats, then on to wallhangings and light upholstery. Examples of such are shown in the last two images.