Hand-painted Bogolan (mudcloth) print scarf
- 180cm by 120cm
- Hand wash or gentle machine cycle with cool water and mild detergent. Do not soak. Dry in the shade.
- Fabric: Handwoven organic cotton
- Color: Black with white details
- Made in Mali
The ancient Bogolan (mudcloth) technique explained by the master textile dyers in Mali: Handspun, handwoven and hand-painted cotton. Mineral mud-dye is known as bogolanfini in Bambara and is a dyeing method which encompasses a lot of traditional symbolism. Cloth is soaked in a mordanting solution made from boiling the tannin-rich leaves of the Ngalama plant. Once the cloth has dried, it is painted with mineral mud extracted from the Niger River, rendering the cloth black, dark brown, or grey, depending on the source of the mud and the whims of the dyer.
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