Mud cloth - also called 'bogolan' - is handmade in Mali, West Africa. Cotton from the region is handwoven into strips then sewn together. The textile is then dyed and hand painted with organic materials including fermented mud and plant matter. Mudcloth is a handmade textile and each piece is a one of a kind item. Imperfections in handmade textiles are to be expected, including raw edges, intertwined plant matter, stitching imperfections, over dye, paint blots/smears, and/or stains.
Pieces range in size from 36-42 inches wide to 48 to 52 inches long. Size of individual pieces will vary.
We recommend washing in delicate cycle (or hand wash) to remove excess dye, as dye transfer is possible.