Mixed Pattern Handwoven Bogolan Blanket
With traditional Malian motifs painted on each strip of cloth, this eye catching blanket is such a great item to add some rich earthy tones to any room. Sprinkle some warmth in your home by layering on your bed or Sofa, use as a wall hanging or tablecloth. It can also be used to add a beautiful contrast to a minimalistic space. Edges are slightly frayed adding a warm feel for your living pleasure!
Hand woven and hand dyed by artisans in Mali, West Africa.
Mud Cloth or Bogolan is one of the most distinctive textiles in West Africa. Made from 100% organic cotton, the process of making this beautiful fabric is an art form which dates back generations. The textile is traditionally made using narrow strips of cotton, hand spun on looms which are then stitched together to make a whole cloth. Cloths are first hand dyed in baths of boiled mashed leaves from the baobab tree and in some cases, tree bark is also added. After drying, a special mud, fermented for up to a year is used to design the intricate motifs on the fabric.
The process and technique is entirely organic and environmentally friendly.