Thursday, March 07, 2013

Mud Cloth

Bògòlanfini, otherwise known as mud cloth, is a handmade fabric from Mali traditionally dyed with fermented mud. Just like the Kuba cloth I mentioned in yesterday's post, I am seeing versions of this fabric everywhere. I love it. Some of it is the real deal, but most of it is a mud cloth-like reproduction being manufactured for mass distribution. Either way, I think the black and white designs are my favorite:


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6 comments:

Once Upon A Tea Time said...

The second picture is my kind of house! The kuba cloth upholstery is very striking.

Karen Albert said...

Love this cloth Sarah; the chairs and rug are amazing!

Come visit as I have a post for my friends.
xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Sarah- The chairs upholstered in the black and white fabric are standouts. So gorgeous!

Loretta

Kathryn Packer Roberts said...

Awesome ways to use this fabric! I may have to do my own version one of these days. I actually have some hanging in my office right now, so that's why this post caught my eye =)

Emily said...

Love it too! I did not know the names for mud or cuba cloth, even though I liked them, so I am glad you did posts about them

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

I am surprised by how much I like the restrained color schemes given how much I like color. The mud cloth is quite wonderful.